Voters across Georgia go to the polls Tuesday to select party nominees and winnow down the number of people running for nonpartisan offices.
Sample ballots are available on the Georgia secretary of state’s website. Log in at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do and you can view the Republican, Democrat and non-partisan ballots for your precinct.
Polls are open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at traditional polling places. You are required to bring certain types of identification to show as you register at the poll, generally a photo ID. Most people use their driver’s licenses. You can learn more about the process and requirements of voting at the secretary of state’s website, sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections.
Because it is a primary, technically no candidates will be elected to office.
There are certain races, however, that will be decided. In Liberty County, for example, only two candidates are running for board of education chairman (legally called District 7), and Tuesday’s winner is expected to win in November’s general elections. And some candidates are not being challenged for office, such as state House District 168’s Al Williams, D-Midway, the incumbent who represents most of Liberty County.
All of Liberty County commission candidates, whose seats are up for re-election are also unopposed; Connie Thrift (D) in District 3, Justin Frasier (D) in District 2 and Marion Stevens Sr. (D) in District 1. There names still appear on the ballots, however.