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Advance voting for May 24 primary now in progress

 

Georgia’s Primary Election is just weeks away on Tuesday, May 24, but for many Seminole County residents  and voters throughout the state of Georgia the chance to make their voice heard began Monday, May 2, with the start of early voting.

Seminole County voters can cast their ballots at the Seminole County Courthouse in Donalsonville Monday through Friday  from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day until May 20. Saturday voting will be available on Saturday, May 7, and May 14 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

Who’s running?

In Seminole County there may not be any contested races on the ballot; however, this year’s election includes the big race for Georgia Governor. Republicans have five candidates to choose from, including current Gov. Brian Kemp, former Senator David Perdue, Catherine Davis, Kandiss Taylor and Tom Williams. Democrat Stacey Abrams is running uncontested.

Other races include Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Agriculture Commissioner, Labor Commissioner, Insurance Commissioner and Public Service Commissioner.

Other seats up for grabs include one U.S. Senate seat, all 14 U.S. House seats, all 56 State Senate seats, all 180 State House seats, four of nine State Supreme Court seats, and four of 15 State Court of Appeals seats.

Where can I see

 a sample ballot?

You can view sample ballots at the Seminole County Courthouse, and you can also access county-specific ballots by logging in to the state’s My Voter Page portal at mvp.sos.ga.gov

Can I still register to vote?

No, the deadline to register to vote in the May 24 Primary Election was April 25. However, you can still vote in Georgia’s General Election set to be held in November and certain runoff races. To register to vote for future elections, visit the Seminole County Courthouse during regular business hours or visit sos.ga.gov

Does my party 

affiliation matter?

Georgia voters do not select a political party affiliation when they register to vote. You can choose a Democratic or Republican primary ballot or you can choose a non-partisan ballot.

No matter what ballot you choose, you will not be formally affiliated with that party and everyone uses the same ballot during the general election.

What do I need to bring 

with me to vote?

You will need to bring a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport or voter identification card.

How do I vote 

by absentee ballot?

People who are registered to vote in Georgia can request an absentee ballot by mail. Residents do not need an excuse to request an absentee ballot, which must reach their local County Board of Registrar’s Office by the time polls close on Election Day. 

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Every county will have at least one dropbox for absentee ballots. Your absentee ballot can be tracked through the secretary of state’s My Voter Page or Georgia Ballot Trax.

What if I have a problem

 at the polls?

If you encounter a problem at the polls, contact the Seminole County Board of Registrar’s Office or the Georgia Secretary of State. Call the Secretary of State at 404-656-2871 (in metro Atlanta) or 877-725-9797 (elsewhere in Georgia) to report an issue. You can also submit a complaint online to the Secretary of State Elections Division.

Other key dates

Early voting (in-person and absentee)

continues through May 20

Mandatory Saturday voting: 

May 7

Final day to submit 

absentee ballot application: 

May 13

Mandatory Saturday voting: 

May 14

Election Day:  May 24

Runoff day, if needed: June 21

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