Georgia’s presidential primary now less than three months away

By Chris Bridges - the walton tribune

Both Republicans and Democrats will have a choice on March 12

The next time Walton County voters cast a ballot, it will be for the 2024 presidential primary.

Walton County assistant Elections Director Lisa Clark said Georgia’s 2024 presidential primary will be March 12. Absentee ballot requests will be accepted from Dec. 25 and continue through March 1. Advance voting is set to begin Feb. 19, 2024, and continue through March 8, 2024.

The deadline to register for the presidential primary is Feb. 12, 2024.

Mike Collins, who represents Walton County in the 10th Congressional District, and House District 111
representative Rey Martinez have endorsed Donald Trump in the GOP primary. State representative Bruce Williamson said he has not made an endorsement yet. State senator Brian Strickland said he also has not made an endorsement.

Numerous Republicans are running for their party’s nomination for the 2024 election. Trump is running for president for the third time.

In addition to Trump, the following candidates will be on the GOP presidential ballot in Georgia in
March:
•Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy
•North Dakota governor Doug Burgum
•Former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson
•Florida governor Ron DeSantis
•Florida businessman David Stuckenberg
•Texas businessman Ryan Binkley
•Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie
•Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley
•Michigan businessman Perry Johnson
•United States Senator Tim Scott

Scott, Burgum and Johnson have already suspended their campaigns but lists of this nature are done in advance in order for ballots to be printed and prepared.

Democratic president Joe Biden will also have opposition in the 2024 primary as author Marianne Williamson and Minnesota representative Dean Phillips are challenging Biden in the party’s primary and will be on the Georgia ballot.

Following the state’s presidential primary in March, Walton voters will have a general primary on May 21.

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