Primary elections to be held Tuesday

Published 8:15 pm Friday, July 16, 2010

This Tuesday, primary elections will be held for candidates of both political parties, with voting to be conducted at nine county precincts.

Due to the nature of primary elections in Georgia, voters will only be able to select between ballots for either the Democratic or Republican parties. Independent candidates will not be shown on ballots until the Nov. 2 general election.

Kathy Cox, who was to be the incumbent Republican candidate for state school superintendent, has resigned and withdrawn her name from the primary ballot.

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For more information on Georgia elections, including a list of the candidates who have qualified for state government positions, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s elections Web site at

At the Web site, can also check their registration status, determine their poll location and see a sample ballot for the election. The Secretary of State’s toll-free elections hotline is (877) 725-9797. The Decatur County elections office can be contacted at 243-2087.

As a reminder, Georgia law requires residents to show photo identification when voting in person. Valid forms of ID include a Georgia driver’s license, even if expired; a valid ID issued by the state or federal government; a valid ID for employees of city, county, state or federal governments; a valid U.S. passport; a valid U.S. military photo ID; a valid tribal photo ID; or a voter ID card issued by an elections office or the Georgia Department of Driver’s services.

Polling places for Decatur County

In late 2009, elections officials consolidated the county’s 14 voting precincts into nine in an effort to make them more accessible and help save money spent on the precincts’ maintenance.

The new precincts and their locations are the following:

Attapulgus—Attapulgus Community Center, 405 E. Griffin Ave., Attapulgus GA 39815

Brinson—Brinson Municipal Building, 179 Clifton St., Brinson, GA 39825

Climax—Climax Volunteer Fire Department, 402 W. Lee St., Climax, GA 39834

Coliseum—Decatur County Memorial Coliseum, 600 Wheat Ave., next to new Bainbridge Middle School

Fairgrounds—Fairgrounds-Chamber, 11211 Vada Road, exhibit hall, located between East River Road and Highway 97 North

Kendrick—Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department, 2931 Spring Creek Road, Brinson, GA 39825

Mount Pleasant—Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department (formerly Belcher), 119 Deese Road, Bainbridge, GA 39817

Recovery—Recovery First United Methodist Church, 307 Recovery Road, Bainbridge, GA 39819

West Bainbridge—1417 Dothan Road, the old West Bainbridge Middle School cafeteria.