It's time to vote! May 8 is Primary Election Day

Early voting for the 2018 Georgia Elections kicks off

In Richmond County you can cast your vote on weekdays from Monday, April 30th through Friday, May 11th at the Board of Elections Advance Voting Center at the Municipal Building. Additional information about absentee voting is also available on the State Board of Elections website.

Two Democratic candidates and seven Republican candidates are vying to replace outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal during the November general election. For United States Representative, there are three Republican candidates on the Primary ballot, Neal Tapio, Shantel Krebs, and Dustin "Dusty" Johnson.

Your voter registration card will tell you where to go vote.

Stephen Farnsworth at the University of Mary Washington says elections should have more than one kind of race on the ballot. "Most people that I've talked to felt like it was going to be a larger turnout", she said.

Sully Countians who are not already registered voters and wish to cast their ballots in the upcoming Primary Election on June 5 have until May 21 to register to vote.

After receiving a valid request, county clerks will send an absentee ballot to a voter's mailing address, and voters will then be able to fill out the ballot and return it as they've done in the past - either in person or by mail.

For those not registered, May 21 is the registration deadline to vote in the June 5 primary.

Early voting in Stokes County is in full swing through Saturday, May 5.

Early voting will be taking place for the 2018 Preferential Primary, Nonpartisan Judicial General Election and the annual School Board Elections. In several primaries there are a list of names to chose from; Republican Congressman Patrick McHenry has five primary challengers for the District 10 seat, and Congresswoman Alma Adams, a Democrat, faces three primary challengers for District 12. The victor will have no Democratic opponent in August.

For better or worse, the result we get on the morning of Friday, June 9, will be what we voted for. The polls will be open on Election Day from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m.

At least there are some folks who are wanting to vote for the Republican Primary Run-off election that is happening later this month on Tuesday, May 22.

It sets up a stack of races that, in some parts of the county, will draw partisans to competitive races from the top of the ballot to the bottom.

Because no more than two candidates are in any one race, there will be no losers or winners; everybody in the primary moves on to the August 2 general election.

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