Elbert voters cast ballots on Tuesday
The state general primary will be held on Tuesday, May 24 with polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Residents must vote in the precinct where they are registered and must present a valid photo ID when voting.
Early voting continues through Friday.
Those wishing to vote early in the general primary may do so at the Elbert County Government Complex on Forest Avenue.
Those wishing to vote early in the Bowman mayoral election may do so at Bowman City Hall.
There is no early voting on Monday.
Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward said a number of people come to the county complex on the Monday prior to a Tuesday election hoping to vote early, only to be told early voting had ended and they must go to their precinct the following day.
Voters must choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot when voting in the general primary.
Voters choosing a Republican ballot will choose a U.S. House Representative for Georgia’s Ninth District.
No Democrats qualified to seek this seat so the results of the Republican contest will decide the winner.
Republican voters will also choose a candidate for the Georgia State Senate, District 24.
The winner of that race will face off against the sole Democrat who qualified and will move on to the November general election.
Voters for both ballots will choose a Superior Court Judge for the Northern Judicial Circuit, which is a non-partisan race.
Republican voters will also choose a district attorney for the Northern Judicial Circuit since no Democrats qualified to seek the position.
Those voting on the Republican ballot will also choose a candidate to face off against the incumbent Elbert County sheriff.
Voters in Bowman will also go the polls to select the city’s next mayor. Former City Clerk Betty Jo Maxwell and former mayor Pam Johnson are both seeking to fill the unexpired term vacated by former mayor Pete Gibbons.