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GA Election Day: Here’s what to know for 2022
Georgian voters head to the polls to vote in the May 24 nonpartisan primary elections. Here’s what you need to know.
Kim Luciani, Savannah Morning News
Voters head to the polls on Tuesday in the Georgia primary runoff. Several state and local races are on the ballot in Richmond County.
In Georgia, the Democratic races for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and commissioners of labor and insurance will be decided.
Locally, former Richmond County tax commissioner Steven Kendrick and Augusta business owner Garnett Johnson are vying for the seat of mayor. Stacy Pulliam and Von Pouncey face off in the Augusta Commission District 2 runoff race and in the Super District 10 commission race, incumbent John Clarke takes on former commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle.
ELECTION RESULTS: Race-by-race primary election results
Q&A Part 1: Augusta mayoral runoff candidates Steven Kendrick and Garnett Johnson
Q&A Part 2: Augusta mayoral candidates Steven Kendrick and Garnett Johnson
When do polling stations open and close on election day?
Polling stations open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the polling station assigned to you. If you line up before 7 p.m., you will be able to vote.
Find your polling location on the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter page.
Polling stations: where to vote in the second round of June 21
On polling day, voters must vote at their designated polling station. The assigned voting location can be found on voter registration cards, the Secretary of State’s My Voter page, or by contacting the office of the County Board of Registrars.
Voter ID: What do you need to vote in Georgia?
All registered voters can vote. The deadline to register to vote in Georgia was April 25.
Georgia requires photo ID to vote. According to the Office of the Secretary of State, you must bring one of these pieces of identification to vote in person:
- Any valid state or federally issued photo ID, including a complimentary ID card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
- A Georgian driver’s license, even if it has expired
- Student ID from a public Georgia college or university
- Valid photo identification of an employee of any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of that state
- Valid US passport
- Valid U.S. military photo ID containing a photo of the voter
- Valid tribal photo ID containing a photo of the voter
Georgia’s new electoral law prohibits voting by provisional ballot for voters who go to the wrong polling station. Voters will be directed to the correct polling station by election officials. There is an exception for voters who arrive to vote after 5 p.m. on Election Day.