Georgia voters pick candidates in federal, state primaries
May 25 2016
Aside from judicial contests, the ballot also features two races for state representative, two for constable, and one for US representative.
The stadium, which has become a central issue in the race for Cobb County Commission chairman, is still under construction but its frame is now visible from nearby Interstate 75. Among them: Robert Hager, a 69-year-old retiree.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp Tuesday morning used the agency's Twitter and Facebook accounts to remind voters that such activity is illegal under state law.
State law requires the primary be held on the fourth Tuesday in May of a presidential year unless the Legislature cancels it. Lawmakers have done that before, most recently in 2012 for budgetary reasons.
While nobody named Trump or Clinton appears on the ballot, this time around, Georgia voters still have some big decisions to make in primary elections.
Polls close Tuesday night at 8:00 pm.
Meanwhile, GOP House Speaker David Ralston faces a primary rematch with Sam Snider, a retired educator from Ellijay.
"Just in this presidential primary", she said. Democrats ignore the results of the statewide primary, choosing instead to allocate their delegates based on the state party's caucus system.
At a polling place in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood, a woman reported being yelled at for bringing in materials with candidates' names so she would remember who she wished to vote for.
The traditional July primary date has been moved to May 24 and the runoff date to July 26 to provide a full two months lag for runoffs. The 28.1% return rate is a higher percentage than the post-election figures for 1992 and 1996 election according to the Washington Secretary of State's Office.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson faces two relatively unknown Republican challengers.
All complaints will be promptly reviewed by the agency's investigators, Kemp said.
There will also be a runoff election for Places 6 and 9 on the State Board of Education. The victor will challenge incumbent sheriff Ron Hickman in the fall.
Polls are open from 7am to 7pm.
Colorado voters who aren't on registration rolls as belonging to the Republican Party - but who are now affiliated with another state-recognized political party - have until May 31 to change their official affiliation to Republican in order to cast ballots in the GOP's June primary election.