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Full guide to voting in Georgia’s primary election

Published: May. 2, 2022 at 5:00 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Georgia’s Primary Election is this Tuesday, May 24, with thousands of Georgians expected to cast their ballot. With many consequential seats on the line, here’s a full guide to voting in the Peach State.

Who’s running?

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.

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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:

  • U.S. Senate: 1 seat
  • U.S. House: all 14 seats
  • State Senate: all 56 seats
  • State House: all 180 seats
  • State Supreme Court: 4 of 9 seats
  • State Court of Appeals: 4 of 15 seats

Where can I see a sample ballot?

You will need to sign in to the My Voter Page portal to access a county-specific sample ballot. You can also contact your local elections office.

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, click here.

To check to see if you’re already registered to vote, click here.

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.

Where should I go to vote?

To check where your nearest early voting location is click here and enter your First Initial, Last Name, County and Date of Birth. You can also check by visiting your county’s page below.

Athens-Clarke County

Banks County

Bartow County

Barrow County

Butts County

Carroll County

Catoosa County

Cherokee County

Clayton County

Cobb County

Coweta County

Dade County

Dawson County

DeKalb County

Douglas County

Fayette County

Fannin County

Floyd County

Forsyth County

Fulton County

Gilmer County

Gordon County

Greene County

Gwinnett County

Habersham County

Hall County

Heard County

Henry County

Lamar County

Jackson County

Monroe County

Morgan County

Murray County

Newton County

Oconee County

Oglethorpe County

Paulding County

Putnam County

Rockdale County

Spalding County

Troup County

Walker County

Walton County

Whitfield County

Union County

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. Click here for more information.

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, please contact your 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.

For more information, visit the Fulton Elections website here or download the free Fulton Votes mobile app.