Paulding County voters will have three races to decide on in the Aug. 11 primary runoff election after candidates in those campaigns did not win outright in the June 9 primary election.

In the District 14 U.S. House of Representatives race to replace Tom Graves, who is retiring, Republicans Marjorie Taylor Greene and John Cowan are heading to a runoff. They advanced against a field that included John Barge, Clayton Fuller, Bill Hembree, Kevin Cooke, Matt Laughridge, Ben Bullock and Andy Gunther. In November the winner will face Democrat Kevin Van Ausdal, who was unopposed in the primary.

There are two runoffs in the Georgia Senate campaigns. In District 30, Democrats Triana Arnold James and Montenia Edwards advanced after outpacing Afoma Eguh-Okafor. In November the winner will face incumbent Republican Mike Dugan, who was unopposed in the primary.

In District 31, Republicans Boyd Austin and Jason Anivitarte will square off after being the top vote-getters in a group that also included Bobby Mehan and Bobby Wilson. In November the winner will face Democrat Tianna Smith, who was unopposed in the primary.

Early voting runs through Aug. 7, and on Election Day, the polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. For more information on the election, including where to vote, visit https://bit.ly/3g7u4Wn.

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