March 24 Presidential Preference Primary postponed

Published 4:22 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2020

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The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office postponed the March 24th Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) due to the declared public health emergency caused by the coronavirus.

All in-person advanced voting for the presidential preference primary ended last Saturday.

None of the county’s polling locations will be open on March 24th.

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Voters were deciding in the March 24th election which presidential candidate they preferred, which in turn allocates committed delegates to the Democratic and Republican national nominating conventions. The May 19th General Primary is to determine which candidates, many of them local, will ultimately be on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot.

Voters, particularly those who are vulnerable to the deadly coronavirus, are strongly urged to request an application for an absentee ballot in order to avoid any lines that may be at polling locations. If you are at least 65 years old or disabled, be sure to check the exemption area of the application so you can receive a ballot for the remaining elections in the 2020 election cycle.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said all votes already cast in person and all absentee ballots will be counted. Also, every Georgia voter that has not yet had a chance to cast a ballot in the March 24th election will be able to do so on the May 19th General Primary.

If you have additional questions or would like an application for an absentee ballot, please contact the Elections Office at (229) 243-2087.