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Source: Forsyth County 

Early voting for the District 9 U.S. House contest has come to a close, but the eight congressional hopefuls are gearing up for the special election Tuesday.

The post, which was recently vacated by gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal, represents most of Forsyth and 14 other counties.

Tuesday's contest is to fill Deal's unexpired term. A runoff election, which appears likely given the number of candidates, would be June 8.

The July 20 primary election will feature most of the same candidates vying for a two-year congressional term that begins in January. The general election will be Nov. 2.

Forsyth County elections supervisor Barbara Luth said overall turnout for the special election is unlikely top 5 percent and could be as low as 3 percent.

“In this case, I want to be wrong,” she said. “I am hoping I’m wrong, I really do. I really wish people would get out and vote.”

About 1,800 voters cast ballots during the early and advanced voting period.

The 9th District includes 22 of the county's 27 precincts. Parts of south Forsyth -- precincts 17, 19, 21 and 30, and a small part of Precinct 8  -- are in District 7.