Georgia decides Rep. Deal replacement and whether to put a Carter in office

Georgia holds a special election today to fill out the remainder of former Rep. Nathan Deal's (R-Ga.) term.

The district is one of the most Republican in the country but with six Republicans, one Democrat and one Independent on the ballot, it's unlikely anyone will garner a 50-plus-one majority to avoid a June 8th runoff.

Complicating the matter, all six Republican candidates qualified for the July 20th primary, which will decide the candidate for the November general election.

Deal resigned to concentrate on his campaign for governor. Republicans are expected to hold the seat. Polls close at 7 p.m.

Also on the ballot in Georgia is a familiar name to voters. Jason Carter (D) -- the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter -- is running for a vacant state Senate seat in a special election.

If he wins, he would be the first member in his family to hold elective office since his grandfather left the white House.

First he has to get by three opponents in the heavily-Democratic district.