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Reminder – Primary elections on May 20

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Reminder – Primary elections on May 20



Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, May 20 to vote in the partisan primary elections and to pick the county sheriff.

Polls open at 7 am and close at 7 pm. Decaturish.com will bring you live election results on May 20.

If you’re going to vote – and you definitely should – please remember to bring one of the following six forms of ID:

– Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)

– A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired

– Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state

– Valid U.S. passport ID

– Valid U.S. military photo ID

– Valid tribal photo ID

Not sure what races are on your ballot or where to vote? Check out the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page. Enter your information to find your polling place and download a sample ballot. To visit that page, click here.

The most hotly contested local race this year is the Democratic primary for Senate District 42, pitting local attorney Kyle Williams against former state representative Elena Parent. The two candidates have been on the attack in the days leading up to the election, each trying to establish their progressive bonafides for the liberal SD 42 electorate. The winner will most likely replace state Sen. Jason Carter, who is leaving that seat to run against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal.

Candidates running for sheriff also have attracted interest due to the candidacy of former DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones.  The incumbent is Democrat Jeff Mann and there are eight candidates in that race. Also, former City Schools of Decatur Board of Education member Valarie Wilson is running in the Democratic primary for state school superintendent.

To learn more about the candidates, check out our voter’s guide by clicking here.

Early voting ended on May 16. According to figures from DeKalb County, 10,696 registered voters decided to cast their ballot in advance of the May 20 primary.