ATLANTA - Georgians are heading to the polls today to decide who will represent their parties in November’s General Election, determining statewide posts, as well as General Assembly seats and a number of county-level offices.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will remain open for 12 hours.
The biggest contests on the ballot will decide the party's nominees to be Georgia’s next governor. The Democrats, who will be putting forward their first female candidate for the state’s highest office, will likely have a clear winner, with only two candidates on the ballot. Meanwhile, the Republican race will likely lead to a runoff, with six candidates in the field Tuesday.
With Georgia’s current Lieutenant Governor running for the big chair, that race is wide open. Again, it appears the Democrats will choose their nominee Tuesday night, but the GOP may not have a candidate until July.
Candidates for Secretary of State as well as dozens of General Assembly seats in both the House and Senate also will be decided or narrowed Tuesday.
A number of U.S. House primaries will be contested Tuesday, as well. Four Democrats are vying for the chance to unseat incumbent Rep. Karen Handel in November. Handel took over the 6th District seat last year and won a hotly-contested special election against Democrat Jon Ossoff. But Ossoff passed on the chance for a rematch this year.
In Fulton County, incumbent Commission Chair Robb Pitts is being challenged by Keisha Waites in the Democratic Primary.
For a look at poll locations, registration, sample ballots, and more visit Georgia’s My Voter Page.