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Voter registration deadline arrives ahead of Ga. primary

Georgia is breaking records in early voting,
Georgia is breaking records in early voting,(WRDW)
Published: Apr. 22, 2022 at 12:24 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 25, 2022 at 12:06 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Monday is the registration deadline for the May 24 primary and Augusta mayoral election, according to the Richmond County Election Board.

You can register at https://registertovote.sos.ga.gov/GAOLVR/welcome.

Precinct information cards are being mailed now. Every registered voter will receive a new card with new district assignment. If voters need to change their address they, can fill out the address portion and return to the board.

Polling place information is on the inside of the card. You don’t need to bring to card with you when you vote.

Mayoral race

For the mayor’s race, there is no primary. With the election set for May 24, there will be nine candidates on the ballot.

If one is needed, a runoff will be held in June.

You have two chances to hear from the candidates this week.

One will be Thursday at the Greater Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist Church on Wheeler Road from 6- 8 p.m.

The other will be Saturday at the A.R. Johnson school auditorium on Laney Walker Boulevard at 10 a.m.

Governor’s race

This week, you’ll also have a chance to hear from Georgia gubernatorial republican candidates Brian Kemp and David Perdue.

They held their first of three debates Sunday night.

The other three republicans on the ballot -- Catherine Davis, Kandiss Taylor, and Tom Williams did not qualify for the debate.

The next debates will be Thursday and next Sunday at 7 p.m.

Polling places

Among the local polling place changes:

  • Voters who would normally vote at Mount Vernon Baptist Church have moved to Carrie J. Mays Community Center.
  • Voters in Precincts 804 and part of 801 have moved to Blythe Recreation Center.

Casting your vote

Voters have many options for casting their ballot, including voting by mail. Those ballots will start going out on Monday.

Interested voters must apply by submitting an absentee ballot request form at www.augustaga.gov/vote. Applications can be mailed to 535 Telfair St., Suite 500, Augusta, GA 30901; faxed to 706-821-2814; or emailed to richmondelections@augustaga.gov.

Voters can also apply for a ballot by visiting the online absentee portal at securemyabsenteeballot.sos.ga.gov/s/. The last day to request a ballot is May 13.

Voters who cast an absentee ballot by mail do not have to provide a reason.

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