Georgia’s General Primary moved to June

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced April 9 that he is postponing the statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election until June 9, 2020.

The move follows Gov. Brian Kemp’s extension a day earlier of the public health state of emergency until May 13, 2020. Kemp’s action also extended the statewide shelter in place order until April 30, 2020.

According to Cobb Elections and Voter Registration, early in-person voting will begin on May 18. Votes already cast during the suspended advance voting period in March will be counted at the time of the June 9 Primary. Voters are encouraged to submit an absentee ballot application for the June 9 general primary to receive a ballot by mail, as soon as they become available, with the Secretary of State’s vendor expected to mail them starting April 21. Voters who have already submitted an absentee ballot application for the May 19 Primary do not need to submit another application for the June 9 date.

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