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Precincts to open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for primary voting
More than 4,000 votes already cast in Liberty through early voting

Polls at Liberty County precincts will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. for the general and nonpartisan primaries.

More than 4,000 ballots were cast in early voting, which concluded Friday.

Voters must choose which partisan primary they want to cast a ballot. On the Democrat side, there are several races, including three which will decide who holds that seat – county commission District 6, tax commissioner and chief magistrate. There also are races for sheriff and county commission chairman were a nominee will be chosen for the November general election.

In the November general election, voters can cast a ballot for any candidate in any party, but in the primary, they must declare which party primary they choose to vote. For example, during the May primary, a voter wanting to cast a ballot in the Republican primary for District 4 county commission cannot also vote in the Democrat primary races, such as those for sheriff, tax commissioner or chief magistrate.

On the Democrat ticket, incumbent Donald Lovette is being challenged by Chassidy Oliveira for the county commission chairman’s post. Incumbent Eddie Walden is being challenged by McKesson Stafford for the county commission District 6 seat and incumbent Sheriff Will Bowman faces challenges from Kevin Hofkin, Keith Jenkins and Gary Richardson.

Kim McGlothlin and Jamie Sharp are running for the open tax commissioner post, and incumbent Chief Magistrate Michael McGirt Jr. faces a challenge from Malcolm Williams. State Rep. Al Williams, who represents District 168, covering all of Liberty County, faces a challenge from Henry Covington. Those three races do not have anyone running in the Republican primary and essentially will be decided in the primary.

Republicans Timmy Blount and Kevin Remillard are running for the nomination for county commission District 4, where the winner will face off against incumbent Maxie Jones in the fall.

Two other Republicans – Michael Navarro and Gary Eason – do not face opposition in their respective primaries. Navarro is running for county commission chairman and will oppose the winner of the Lovette-Oliveira race in the November general election. Eason is running for sheriff and will face the winner of the Democrat primary.

Polling locations open on Tuesday will be:

Precinct 1 – Riceboro Youth Center

Precinct 2 – Charles Shuman Rec Center

Precinct 3 – Liberty County Community Complex, Midway

Precinct 4 – Victory Baptist Church Social Hall, 1933 Talmadge Road, Allenhurst

Precinct 6 – Fleming Baptist Church Family Center, 3526 N. Coastal Highway, Fleming

Precinct 7 – St. Luke Baptist Church Social Hall, 48 Elam Road, Hinesville

Precinct 9 – Progressive Church Social Hall, 901 Pipkin Road, Hinesville

Precinct 10 – Lyman Hall Elementary School gym, 1396 Shaw Road

Precinct 11 – Lewis Frasier Middle School gym, 910 Long-Frasier St.

Precinct 12 – First Baptist Church Social Hall, 220 E. Memorial Drive

Precinct 13 – Performing Arts Center, 2140 E. Oglethorpe Highway

Precinct 14 – Pleasant Grove AME Church Social Hall, 1450 W. Oglethorpe Highway, Hinesville

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