More than 9,200 Cobb residents have cast ballots in the Dec. 4 runoff through the first two days of early voting.

By comparison, the first two days of early voting in the general election saw more than 10,500 votes cast, though just one polling location was open the first week.

Six polling locations opened across the county Monday morning for the runoff’s five-day early voting period.

In addition to deciding who will replace Gov.-elect Brian Kemp as secretary of state, one seat on Georgia’s Public Service Commission is still up for grabs.

Both races went to a runoff because neither candidate took a 50-percent-plus-one-vote majority in the Nov. 6 election.

A total of 8,588 Cobb voters showed up to cast ballots in person through the first two days, 3,843 on Monday and another 4,745 Tuesday, according to Cobb Elections Director Janine Eveler.

An additional 633 residents mailed their ballots in, bringing the total number of early votes cast in Cobb to 9,221. Another 10,481 mail-in ballots have been sent out but not returned.

Early voting for the runoff continues through Friday.

Cobb Elections’ main office — 736 Whitlock Avenue in Marietta — will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, while five satellite locations across the county will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday.

• Jim Miller Park event center, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta;

• East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta;

• North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main Street, Acworth;

• Riverside EpiCenter, 135 Riverside Parkway, Austell; and

• Ward Recreation Center, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs.

Voters can go to any location if casting a ballot early, but must go to their assigned polling place on Election Day next week. Voters can find their assigned precinct at


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