Here are candidates for the upcoming election; In-person early voting days to begin May 27

Georgia voter makes a selection in a test of the state's new voting machines. Photo/Ga. Secretary of State.
Georgia voter makes a selection in a test of the state's new voting machines. Photo/Ga. Secretary of State.

Absentee ballots available until June 5; candidates for local offices listed below — 

Since the March 24, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary and May 19 General Primary- Nonpartisan Election have been postponed, Fayette voters will get their chance to cast their ballots June 9, beginning with early in-person voting that runs for three weeks starting May 27.

This postponement was made after Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger directed that the March 24, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary be postponed across the entire state.

Subsequently, a second postponement was ordered by the Secretary of State — moving the elections to June 9, 2020. The purpose of both postponements was for the general welfare and protection of the voting public, elections officials, and poll workers — many of whom are elderly and susceptible to the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Voters may continue to request Absentee by Mail ballots by contacting the Fayette County Board of Elections at 770-305-5408. Absentee by Mail ballots will be issued until close of business on Friday, June 5, 2020.

The Presidential Preference Primary, General Primary, and Nonpartisan Election will resume on Tuesday, June 9.

Early, In-Person voting for the June 9, 2020 Elections will begin on Monday, May 27, will continue for three weeks including Saturday, May 30, and will conclude on Friday, June 5.

The Fayette County Board of Elections assures all who have already voted for their choice of President that their vote will be counted.

Those who already voted early for President will be provided a June ballot with all eligible candidates for office apart from the Presidential candidate. Those votes — made on two ballots — will be counted on June 9.

Those who have not already voted for the Office of President will be provided one combined ballot for their selection of President and all other candidates.

All votes will be tabulated on June 9 at 7 p.m.

The Board of Elections encourages all Fayette voters to contact the Elections Office at 770-305-5408 for questions or concerns during this time.

Floyd L. Jones is Fayette County’s Director of Elections and Voter Registration Office.


Board of Education, District 1

Candice Aaron (D)

Randall “Randy” J. Hough (R)

Board of Education, District 3

Scott A. Hollowell (R) (Incumbent)

Marion Key (R)

Cornelius M. Sullivan, Jr. (R)

Board of Education, District 5

Brian Anderson (R) (Incumbent)

Mike Krehbiel (R)

Catherine Remkes (D)

Clerk of Superior Court

Sheila Studdard (R) (Incumbent)


W. Bee Huddleston (R) (Incumbent)

County Commissioner, District 1

Vickie Butler (D)

Sonja Renee Gibson (R)

Eric K. Maxwell (R) (Incumbent)

County Commissioner, District 2

Bennett Lee Hearn (R)

Randy C. Ognio (R) (Incumbent)

County Commissioner, District 5

William Lightle (D)

Charles W. Oddo (R) (Incumbent)

Ann Wittenberg (R)

William Yarde (R)

Judge of Probate Court

Ann S. Jackson (R) (Incumbent)


Barry H. Babb (R) (Incumbent)

Chris Pigors (D)

Solicitor General of State Court

Jamie K. Inagawa (R) (Incumbent)

Tax Commissioner

Kristie King (R) (Incumbent)

Magistrate Judge, District 1 (non-partisan)

Christy A. Dunkelberger (NP) (Incumbent)

Pamela S. Patterson (NP)

Magistrate Judge, District 2 (non-partisan)

Sheila Susanne Huddleston (NP)

Kathy Brown Valencia (NP) (Incumbent)

Magistrate Judge, District 3 (non-partisan)

Robert A. Ruppenthal (NP) (Incumbent)

Magistrate Judge, District 4 (non-partisan)

Natalie Ashman (NP)

James A. White (NP) (Incumbent)