Mike Dougan, 49, a Carrollton building contractor and retired military officer, is facing Bill Hembree, 46, a Douglas County insurance agent who resigned from the Georgia House in September to enter the Senate race.
In Carroll County, all precincts except Fairfield, Hulett, Lowell and Whitesburg, will be voting.
Turnout could be light, if advance voting figures are any indication. Only 922 voters cast early ballots in Carroll County, about 1.8 percent of the 52,412 eligible voters.
Voters who were registered by Oct. 9 can vote in the runoff, regardless of whether they voted in the Nov. 6 election.
Voters will need to have a photo ID to vote. Acceptable photo IDs include: any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free voter ID card issued by the county registrar’s office; Georgia driver’s license, even if expired; valid employee photo ID from any federal, state, city, county or municipal agency; valid U.S. passport; valid U.S. military photo ID; or valid tribal photo ID.
The winner of today’s runoff will have one more election to go, a Jan. 8 match with Libertarian candidate James Camp of Temple.
Potential voters who want to cast a ballot in the Jan. 8 election still have until Dec. 10 to register.