Early voting begins May 18
The Seminole County Special Election, giving voters the chance to choose Mitzy Moye or Ron Johnson as the new Mayor of Donalsonville, along with the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election is set for Tuesday, June 9.
The voter registration deadline for the June 9, 2020 election will be May 11. Early voting will begin on May 18. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-501, moving the primary election to June 9 will move the primary runoff to August 11.
Absentee ballot applications for the upcoming primary election will continue to be accepted and processed by counties even if the application date reads May 19. Once county election officials properly verify the signature on the application, the voter will be sent an absentee ballot for the primary election now to be held on June 9.
Pushing back the primary to June 9 from its May 19 previously rescheduled date gives Georgia election officials additional time to put in place contingency plans to allow for safe and secure voting, but pushing back the primary election any further could potentially have negative consequences on preparation for the November 3 General Election. Given existing deadlines to prepare and send ballots for the November election, particularly for military voters, moving forward on June 9 is the best way to ensure a successful election year in Georgia.