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Three board of education seats will be decided in primary election on Tuesday

Lincoln County voters are prepar­ing to cast their ballots in the Gen­eral Primary/Nonpartisan Election set for Tuesday, May 22. However, for many, early voting is currently underway.

“We encourage the community to come out and vote and vote early,” Lincoln County Elections Director Lilvender Bolton said.

In the primary, electors must vote a straight ticket, meaning they must choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot. Voters may cross party lines in the General/ Nonpartisan Election that will be held November 6.

Many candidates are running on nonpartisan, Republican, and Demo­cratic tickets for the General Primary. Nonpartisan candidates will be listed on both Republican and Democratic ballots.

Those listed on the nonpartisan election ballot for the state of Georgia and for Lincoln County are Michael P. Boggs (incumbent) running for Justice of the Supreme Court; Britt Cagle Grant (incumbent) running for Justice of the Supreme Court; John Ellington running for Justice of the Supreme Court; Harold Melton (incumbent) running for Justice of the Supreme Court; Nels Peterson (incumbent) running for Justice of the Supreme Court; Charles Bethel (incumbent) for Judge of the Court of Appeals; Stephen Dillard (incum­bent) for Judge of the Court of Ap­peals; Ken Hodges and Ken Shigley for Judge of the Court of Appeals; Amanda H. Mercier (incumbent) for Judge of the Court of Appeals; M. Yvette Miller (incumbent) for Judge of the Court of Appeals; Clyde L. Reese, (incumbent) for Judge of the Court of Appeals; Brian Rickman (incumbent) for Judge of the Court of Appeals; Hope Beard and Jason LeRoy (incumbent) for Board of Education Chairman.

Those listed on the Republican Party election ballot are L.S. “Casey” Cagle, Eddie Hayes, Hunter Hill, Brian Kemp, Clay Tippins, Marc Urbach, and Michael Williams for Governor; Geoff Duncan, Rick Jef­fares, and David Shafer for Lieuten­ant Governor; David Belle Isle, Buzz Brockway, Josh McKoon, and Brad Raffensperger for Secretary of State; Chris Carr (incumbent) for Attorney General; Gary Black (incumbent) for Commissioner of Agriculture; Jim Beck, Jay Florence, and Tracy Jordon for Commissioner of Insur­ance; John Barge and Richard Woods (incumbent) for State School Super­intendent; Mark Butler (incumbent) for Commissioner of Labor; Chuck Eaton (incumbent) for Public Service Commissioner; John Hitchins III and Tricia Pridemore (incumbent) for Public Service Commissioner; Bradley Griffin, Jody Hice, (incum­bent) and Joe Hunt for U.S. Rep­resentative in 116th Congress from the 10th Congressional District of Georgia; Lee Anderson (incumbent) for State Senator from 24th District; Tom McCall (incumbent) for State Representative in the General As­sembly from 33rd District; Brian Darrell Henderson for County Com­missioner District 1.

Also listed on the Republican ballot are four non-binding party questions.

Those listed on the Democratic Party election ballot are Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans for Gov­ernor; Sarah Riggs Amico and Triana Arnold James for Lieuten­ant Governor; John Barrow, Dee Dawkins-Haigler, and Rakeim “RJ” Hadley for Secretary of State; Char­lie Bailey for Attorney General; Fred Swann for Commissioner of Agriculture; Janice Laws and Cindy Zeldin for Commissioner of Insur­ance; Sid Chapman, Sam Mos­teller, and Otha E. Thornton Jr. for State School Superintendent; Richard Keatley and Fred Quinn for Commis­sioner of Labor; Lindy Miller, John Noel, and Johnny C. White for Public Service Commissioner; Dawn A. Randolph and Doug Stoner for Pub­lic Service Commissioner; Tabitha A. Johnson-Green, Chalis Montgomery, and Richard Dien Winfield for U.S. Representative in 116th Congress from the 10th Congressional District of Georgia; Virginia Tutt Williams (incumbent) for County Commis­sioner District 1.

Also listed on the Democratic ballot are four non-binding party questions.

As a reminder, residents should be aware of their designated polling locations. For Precinct 1-A it is the building beside the Midway Volun­teer Fire Department on Midway Church Road; for Precinct 1-B voting is held at the Lincolnton Clubhouse on N. Peachtree Street; Precinct 2 is at the Lincoln Center; Precinct 3-A is at Faith Temple, situated at the in­tersection of the Thomson Highway and Leathersville Road; Precinct 3-B is at Tabernacle Baptist Church, located near the intersection of Highway 220 West and the Augusta Highway; Precinct 4-A is at Bethany United Methodist Church on Bethany church Road; and Precinct 4-B is at Martin’s Crossroads, at the voting booth beside Tankersley’s Store on Double Branches Road.

Sample ballots, including party questions, can be picked up at the elections office, they can be emailed upon request, or they may be ob­tained at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

For answers and more information about the election process, you may contact the Lincoln County Board of Elections and Registration Office at 706-359-6126.

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