Voter registration for the Midterm Primary Election ends April 24

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If you haven’t yet registered to vote in the primary election for the 2018 General Election, you may want to take steps to do so now. You have until Tuesday, April 24 to register. The primary election will take place on May 22, 2018, with a runoff on July 24 should it be required. The General Election will take place on Nov. 6, 2018 with runoff for county or state races should any be required on Dec. 10, 2018 and on Jan. 8, 2019 should any be required in federal races.

Early voting begins on April 30 and ends on May 18. There will be no early voting on a Saturday except for May 12. Polls will be open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, at your local precinct.

In Walton County races, three candidates, all Republicans, qualified to replace District 1 Commissioner Tommy Stringer who passed away on Feb. 17 of this year during his term of office. Walton County Chairman Kevin Little said the Republican winner of this primary would be appointed to serve as the District 1 Commissioner prior to the term of the office to begin in January. Bo Warren, Chris Yancey and Roger Hale qualified to run for this post. No Democrat candidate qualified. Incumbent commissioners Lee Bradford and Jeremy Adams qualified unopposed in their Republican primaries for Commission Districts 4 and 5 respectively and neither positions had any primary qualifiers from any other party.

In the Walton County Board of Education races, Brian Krawczyk (Republican) and Simoen Kapers (Democrat) qualified for District 1 to replace current District 1 BOE member Lynn Hill who did not qualify. Republican Karen Brown qualified unopposed for BOE District 2 to replace Incumbent Jeremy Kilburn who also did not qualify. In District 5, the democratic candidate withdrew leaving on Republican incumbent Thomas Gibson on the ballot.

At the state level, Sen. Burt Jones (R-District 25),  Rep. Tom Kirby (R-Loganville), Rep. Bruce Williamson (R-Monroe) and Rep. Brett Harrell (R-Snellville) all qualified unopposed in the primaries, with no Democratic opposition in November. Harrell’s District 106 includes parts of Loganville in Gwinnett County.

At the federal level, U.S. Rep. Jody Hice (G-10) faces two Republican opponents in the May Primary. The winner will face off against the winner of three potential Democratic candidates in November. Running against Hice in the Republican Primary are Bradly Griffin, and Joe Hunt. Democratic candidates are Chalis Montgomery, Richard Dien Winfield and Tabitha A. Johnson-Green.

Most other statewide positions from the governor on down have challengers, if not in the primaries at least in the November midterms.

Click or tap on this link for a full list of candidates on the Georgia Secretary of State website. Information from the Secretary of State Website of local importance is listed below.

COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 1
BO WARREN
1208 ALCOVY BLUFF DR
MONROE GA 30656 – 8635
E-mail: dwwarr@gmail.com
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: POLICY ANALYST
CHRIS YANCEY
338 ARBOR RD SW
MONROE GA 30656 – 8648
E-mail: chyancey@gmail.com
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: DIRECTOR OF UTILITIES
ROGER D HALE
2700 YOUTH MONROE RD
MONROE GA 30655 – 3412
E-mail: rogerhga@aol.com
PHONE NUMBER: (770) 267-1636
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 4
LEE BRADFORD
3667 OLD MONROE MADISON RD NE
MADISON GA 30650 – 2510
E-mail: bradford4walton@gmail.com
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 5
JEREMY T ADAMS
1890 ELIZA DOSTER RD NW
MONROE GA 30656 – 3607
E-mail: dradams@co.walton.ga.us
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: CHIROPRACTOR
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 1
BRIAN KRAWCZYK
411 S MADISON AVE
MONROE GA 30655
E-mail: briank@gfc.tv
PHONE NUMBER: (404) 944-7992
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: PASTOR
SIMOAN CAPERS
1212 S MADISON AVE
MONROE GA 30655 – 2812
E-mail: simoan.capers@gmail.com
PHONE NUMBER: (770) 696-0878
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: BANKER
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 5
THOMAS GIBSON
1810 KRISTINS WAY
LOGANVILLE GA 30052 – 9241
E-mail: tom.gibson@walton.k12.ga.us
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: TECHINCAL TRAINER
BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 2
KAREN BROWN
1110 PLEASANT VALLEY RD NE
MONROE GA 30655 – 7286
E-mail: dawgfans5@windstream.net
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: RETIRED TEACHER
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 10
BRADLEY GRIFFIN
E-mail: info@bradleygriffin.us
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: CEO
WEBSITE: www.bradleygriffin.us
CHALIS MONTGOMERY
E-mail: info@montgomery2018.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: TEACHER
JODY HICE
PO BOX 586
MONROE GA 30655
E-mail: jody@jodyhice.com
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: YES
OCCUPATION: PASTOR
WEBSITE: www.jodyhice.com
JOE HUNT
E-mail: joe@huntforcongress.com
PARTY: REPUBLICAN
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: VICE PRESIDENT FRANCHISE RELATIONS ZAXBY’S
WEBSITE: huntforcongress.com
RICHARD DIEN WINFIELD
E-mail: richard@winfieldforcongress.com
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY
WEBSITE: winfieldforcongress.com
TABITHA A. JOHNSON-GREEN
E-mail: gretbbb5@att.net
PARTY: DEMOCRATIC
INCUMBENT: NO
OCCUPATION: REGISTERED NURSE

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