POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressional debates air Sunday

Voters will have a chance today to hear the final word from congressional candidates before Tuesday's primary. And they don't even have to leave home to do it.

The Atlanta Press Club has continued its annual debate series this year, with a spate of sessions with the men and women who want to go to Washington.

Today, the final debates will air.

Residents of the 7th Congressional District, which includes much of central Gwinnett and goes into Forsyth, can hear from Republicans David Hancock and incumbent Rob Woodall. The debate will air at 4 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting and at 7:30 p.m. on GPB Radio.

The winner of Tuesday's primary will face Democrat Steve Reilly in November.

Later in the day, the candidates for District 4, which includes portions of western Gwinnett and Dekalb, will square off.

The debate between Democrats Courtney Dillard, incumbent Hank Johnson and Lincoln Nunnally will air on television at 5 p.m.

At 5:30 p.m., the debate between Republicans Greg Pallen and Chris Vaughn will air.

Website expanded for election night

For those political wonks, Secretary of State Brian Kemp is promising even more information on election results as they come out live Tuesday night.

Kemp plans to unveil a new Election Night Reporting system on his website at www.sos.ga.gov.

"Our agency's new ENR system is a great resource for Georgia voters," Kemp said. "Information will be distributed efficiently, be interactive, and be able to be broken down to the precinct level."

Kemp plans to show off the system to the media Monday in preparation for the big night.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via email at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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