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The Wednesday paper will be delivered later due to the election

Home delivery of the May 23 edition of the Dawson County News will be delayed until Thursday, May 24, to accommodate election results. 

The newspaper will still be available in racks and in stores on Wednesday. 

For election results for Tuesday's primaries, visit 



Residents must go to their assigned voting precinct to vote before close of polls at 7 p.m. today. 

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

• Republican candidate District 7 state Representative: Incumbent David Ralston and Margaret Williamson

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

Early voting began April 30 and 1,162 early ballots were cast, with early voting closing up at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 18.

There are currently 17,290 active registered voters in the county.


What’s next

After Tuesday, voters will have party candidates for some, but not all, races.

For primaries in which no candidate receives at least 50 percent of the vote plus one vote, a runoff will be held on July 24. Those who vote in the Republican and Democratic primaries must vote for the same party in the runoff.

If you voted Republican in the primary, you have to vote Republican in the runoff. Democrats have to vote Democrat. If you voted non-partisan in the primary, you can vote for either Republican or Democrat, or if you didn’t vote in the primary, you still have the option to vote for either party.

Once the runoff has concluded, the general election will be held on Nov. 6, with runoffs for general and special elections on Dec. 4 and runoffs for federal races on Jan. 8, 2019.

Both the runoff and general election are planned to have the same advance voting schedule as the primary.