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Early voting continues for May 24 primary, ends Friday, May 20

Pictured are Angelia Myrick and Billy Shingler, two of the 109 voters who had cast a ballot as of Wednesday, May 11 in the early voting process at the Seminole County
Courthouse. Early voting ends May 20

With less than two weeks until the May 24 primary elections in Georgia, it is important that all Seminole Countians voters and all Georgians make a plan to cast their ballot. As of Wednesday morning, May 11th, 109 Seminole County voters had cast a ballot and 23 absentee ballots had been requested to be mailed out.

Early voting will continue to run weekdays through May 20 as well as Saturday, May 14.  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 Friday, May 20. A final Saturday voting opportunity will be available on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. All Seminole County early voting is taking place at the courthouse located at 200 South Knox Avenue in downtown Donalsonville.

Individuals unable to vote early in person will still be able to vote by absentee ballot or at their assigned precinct on Election Day. All absentee ballot requests must be returned and received by election officials at the Seminole County Courthouse by this Friday, May 13. See ad on page 12 in this edition for additional information on obtaining an absentee ballot. 

Voters can find sample ballots posted at the Seminole County Courthouse and also online on their My Voter Page at 

For more information or for any question about the election and your voting rights call Seminole County’s election officials, Election Superintendent Michael Jon Rogerson, or Chief Deputy Registrar Kristy Wilson at 229-524-5256.

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

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

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. 

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.

Remaining key dates . . .

Early voting

(in-person and absentee)

continues through Friday, 

May 20

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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