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The 2018 Georgia Primary Election will be held Tuesday, May 22. There’s a lot at stake.

After 8 years in office, Governor Nathan Deal steps down and you will be deciding which candidates will vie for the state’s top government position. All other state executive positions, from Lt. Governor to Labor Commissioner, are also up for grabs.

As they are every two years, all state senators and representatives must stand for election. This year two very important trends are on display. Far fewer incumbents are running unopposed in 2018 and there are many more female candidates compared to 2016.

At the local level, 9 counties in our area have, at least, one contested race for county commission. Eleven counties have contested seats for the school board.

Finally, there are several counties with local initiatives to be decided - Sunday Alcohol Sales, Transportation Sales Taxes or T-Splost and a Freeport Exemption.

Important voter information such as How To Register, Where and When To Vote, Early Voting, Military and Overseas procedures can be found on the elections page of the Georgia Secretary of State. Just visit here for more information: http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections

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