UPDATE: Voting for Georgia runoffs ends Tuesday
UPDATE: Tuesday is election day for Georgia's runoff elections. The runoffs are for the next Secretary of State and District 3 Public Service Commissioner.
The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A photo ID is required to vote. If an ID is not presented, the voter will have to use a provisional ballot and return within 3 days to show ID.
PREVIOUS STORY: It's been more than three weeks since voters cast their ballots in the midterm elections, but the race isn't over for some positions. Friday is the last day to vote early vote in Georgia's runoff election.
No candidate won a majority of the vote in the races for Secretary of State and Public Service Commission. Now candidates are making a last-minute push to win over voters.
After a contentious gubernatorial race in Georgia, we now know, Brian Kemp will be the next governor. His position as Secretary of State in now up for grabs and two candidates are vying for the job.
Neither, Democrat John Barrow or Republican Brad Raffensperger received enough votes to secure a majority. Both candidates hope to reform the state's voting laws.
"Automatic registration would take care of the entire problem of the so-called exact match problem where folks got the right id but the secretary of state's records don't reflect it," Barrow said.
Raffensperger wants to see technology upgrades for the voting process.
"We need to update the voting machines and one very strong reason why you need to update it is, they were put into service in 2002 and that's 16 years ago," he said.
Barrow said the way to streamline the process is by transferring voter's information from the DMV to the Secretary of State's office.
"We can make it a lot easier for folks to vote on Election Day if we expanded the use of absentee ballots and folks to vote on request," Barrow explained.
There is no doubt this election cycle has its fair share of drama. Multiple lawsuits against candidates and races that separate candidates by close margins.
So is there a flaw in the system or are all these races too close to call?
"The reason we're having these problems is because of the lack of reform the lack of attention to these details over the past and the fact that we need to address them and nothing has shine a light on that more than a real high-stakes close election," Barrow said.
"You look at how many people did cast ballots the ones that are only being counted right now and really you know looking at its a few provisional they're very important votes because every vote is counted but in the overall scheme of things if you look at all the other counties there are very few questions," Raffensperger said.
As for District 3's Public Service Commission, this runoff is between Republican Chuck Eaton and Democrat Lindy Miller. Leading in votes was republican Eaton, who received 49.70 percent of the vote. Miller finished with 47.63 percent of the vote.
Runoff elections take place on December 4. You can find your early voting location and times on the Secretary of State's website.