Registration deadline is Monday to fill vacant Congress seat

ATLANTA (AP) – Election officials say voters in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District must register or update their registration information by Monday.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp says voters can submit an application online or mail hard-copy applications. Mail-in applications must be postmarked on or before Monday’s date to be processed in time.

More than a dozen candidates are competing in the April 18 contest to fill the seat representing many of Atlanta’s northern suburbs and formerly held by Tom Price. Price, a Republican, is now secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Georgia requires a so-called “jungle primary” to fill congressional vacancies. The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, move to a June 20 runoff.

Early in-person voting will begin on March 27. Polls also will be open Saturday April 8.

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