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What you need to know before voting in 2018 primary
Election

The Republican and Democratic primaries are set for May 22. 

Check whether you're registered, the location of your polling precinct and view sample ballots.

Georgia voters must select either a Republican, Democratic or nonpartisan ballot. Nonpartisan races are also included on the party ballots.

Catch up on primary 2018 coverage at gainesvilletimes.com/primary2018.

The local races

Hall County Board of Commissioners

Both seats up for grabs on the Hall County Board of Commissioners this year are contested. Commissioners are selected by only those within their district.

District 1, South Hall
  • Kathy Cooper, Republican incumbent

  • George Thorndyke, Republican

Get to know the candidates and issues

District 3, North, East and Central Hall
  • Scott Gibbs, Republican incumbent

  • Shelly Echols, Republican

Get to know the candidates and issues

Hall County Board of Education

The Hall County Board of Education has two open seats and both are contested, but only the Post 2 seat has a primary race. Candidates are elected countywide.

Board of Education, Post 2
  • Mark Pettitt, Republican

  • Gina London Pilcher, Republican

Get to know the candidates and issues

Georgia House

Only one seat in the Georgia General Assembly has a primary race this year, and it’s between two Democrats. The winner will face incumbent Emory Dunahoo in the election.

Georgia House District 30
  • Alana Watkins, Democrat

  • Patrick Anderson, Democrat

Read coverage of a recent debate between the two

U.S. Congress

At the federal level, there’s a primary race among two Democrats for a seat in Congress. The winner will face incumbent Rep. Doug Collins.

Georgia 9th District U.S. House
  • Josh McCall, Democrat

  • Dave Cooper, Democrat

Get to know the candidates and issues

The big state races

The Times has published numerous stories on the candidates below as they have visited our area of the state. Find those at gainesvilletimes.com/primary2018.

Governor

Republican

  • Casey Cagle

  • Eddie Hayes

  • Hunter Hill

  • Brian Kemp

  • Clay Tippins

  • Marc Urbach

  • Michael Williams

Read coverage of a debate between the candidates

Democrat

  • Stacey Abrams

  • Stacey Evans

Lieutenant governor

Republican

  • Geoff Duncan

  • Rick Jeffares

  • David Shafer

Democrat

  • Sarah Riggs Amico

  • Triana Arnold James

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