Election Information


Polls to open Tuesday for primaries

Staff report
May 17, 2016

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at
the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at the
Old Marlow Elementary School.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 17 precincts across Effingham
County for the general primary. Offices being contested in the primary are:
state House of Representatives District 159, chief magistrate, Effingham County
commission chairman at-large, Board of Education District 5 and Ogeechee
Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

Running for county commission chairman are incumbent Wendall Kessler and former
Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt in the Republican primary.

Voters across the county also will vote between magistrate candidates Bryan
Burgess, Scott Lewis and David Swords. Current magistrate judge Scott Hinson is
not seeking re-election.

Effingham voters — along with those in Bulloch, Jenkins and Screven counties —
will choose from among Martha Hall, Mickey Kicklighter and Michael Muldrew to
replace retiring Judge John R. Turner.

Voters in the northern half of Effingham, and those in Screven, Jenkins and
parts of Bulloch counties will vote for either incumbent Jon Burns or challenger
Daniel Almond in the Republican primary for the House District 159 seat.

Incumbent Vickie Decker and challenger Delmons White are seeking the school
board District 5 seat.

Several races are uncontested, including sheriff, tax commissioner, clerk of
superior court, coroner, county commission districts 1 and 4 and school board
districts 2 and 3.

Any runoffs needed after the May 24 primary will be held July 26, with early
voting taking place July 5-22. Early voting for the runoff will not be conducted
at the Old Marlow Elementary School.

For more information on polling places and voting, visit mvp.sos.ga.gov.

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