Run-off election

Thirty percent of Pierce voters cast ballots before Christmas

Early voting for two U.S. senate seats and one public service commissioner seat will continue through noon tomorrow. Election Day is Tuesday, January 5.

As of Friday, 3,998 Pierce Countians, representing 30.81 percent of registered voters here, had cast a ballot early – 3,228 of those were cast in person and 770 by mail. By comparison, 60.2 percent voted early in the General Election last month.

Senator David Perdue (R) is facing a challenge from Democrat Jon Ossoff while Senator Kelly Loeffler is fending off a challenge from Democrat, the Rev. Raphael Warnock, to fill the unexpired term of Johnny Isakson who resigned for health reasons last year. Governor Brian Kemp appointed Loeffler to fill the seat.

Public Service Commissioner Lauren Bubba McDonald Jr. (R) is facing a challenge from  Democrat Daniel Blackman.

Advance voting is held at the elections office in the Courthouse Annex on Nicholls Street. Election Day polls will be open 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Southeast Georgia Regional Agricultural Center (SEGARAC) gym in Blackshear and at Eagle Station in Patterson.