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Advance voting began April 30 for primary election
FAYI election

Early voting for the general primary election began April 30 and registered Dawson County voters can cast their early ballots until May 18.

Voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with Saturday voting from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  on May 12.

There is only one voting location for advance voting and all in-person voters must vote at the Dawson County Board of Elections Office at 96 Academy Avenue in Dawsonville.

On election day, May 22, residents must go to their assigned voting precinct to vote between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

If you have questions about your registration status, voting location or wish to view a sample ballot you can visit My Voter Page at or call the elections and registration office at (706) 344-3640.

In the primaries, voters will be able to decide their party’s candidates for seats at the county, state and federal levels for the Nov. 6 election.

The following local races will be contested in the primary:

• Republican candidate District 3 Board of Education: Incumbent Karen Armstrong and Joe Stapp

• Republican candidate District 9 state Representative: Incumbent Kevin Tanner and Mark Hajduk

• Democratic candidate District 9 U.S. Representative: Dave Cooper and Josh McCall

Party candidates for state offices, including governor and lieutenant governor, will also be decided in the primary:

• Republican candidate for Governor: Casey Cagle, Eddie Hayes, Hunter Hill, Brian Kemp, Clay Tippins, Marc Urbach and Michael Williams


• Democratic candidate for Governor: Stacey Abrams and Stacey Evans


• Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor: Geoff Duncan, Rick Jeffares and David Shafer


• Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor: Sarah Riggs Amico and Triana Arnold James