Georgia Elections 2018

Links to Reporting on Georgia Politics in Election Year 2018

Ballotpedia is probably the best all-around reference guide. It provides links and information on all of Georgia’s primary contests. Info on state-wide races particularly useful.

11Alive has a good summary page of all the candidates

Cherokee County Board of Elections and Registration

The Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration.
Cobb Democrats Provide Links to Info on Georgia’s May 22 Primary
Early in-person voting is now open through May 18 at select locations (click here).  Weekend voting will only be available on Saturday, May 12 at the Whitlock Ave. location.

The Vote by Mail option is available now!  Anyone can vote absentee by mail without giving any reason.  Ballots will be sent to you after submitting an application (click here).  Allow for postal service transit times when voting by mail.  Completed Vote by Mail ballots must arrive at the elections center before 7 pm on May 22.  If you receive a Vote By Mail ballot, change your mind and choose to vote at the polls anyway, you must bring the ballot with you to the polls on Election Day.

Your personalized sample ballot can be previewed by visiting My Voter Page and entering your name, county, and DOB.

For a complete listing of all the candidates running in Cobb County and links to additional information regarding their campaigns, view:

2018 Cobb County Democratic Voter Guide

New York Magazine Examines the “Two Staceys” Race

Debates among Candidates in Key GA Primary Races Available Live & Streaming

The Atlanta Press Club and Georgia Public Broadcasting are making available debates among candidates in key races in the primary election scheduled for May 22. The debates are available either live as they occur or via on-demand streaming. The debates cover races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Insurance Commissioner, Secretary of State, State School Superintendent, Public Service Commission districts three and five, and Congressional Districts six, seven and ten. Visit the Atlanta Press Club site for schedules and details.

Or, go directly to www.fb.com/TheAtlantaPressClub and GPB.org.


Georgia school superintendent candidates say schools need more money
April Poll on Georgia Primary Elections
AJC: Politically Georgia
May 3
House District 40
              Republican Primary Contenders
AJC, May 2
See the Atlanta-Journal Overview of GA Elections
MDJ Q&A: Stacey Abrams talks incentives, guns and education

Stacey Evans Makes HOPE Big Part of Campaign for Georgia Governor
Is Stacey Abrams Assembling a New Democratic Majority?
New York Times, April 30, 2018

(Excerpts)

  • …in the Georgia primary campaign for governor, Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives…(takes) a momentous step closer to becoming the first black woman in the nation to be elected governor. Ms. Abrams will have entered that office lifted by the political power of a multiracial coalition led by the Democratic Party’s most powerful voting bloc, black women.
  • Abrams’s campaign represents the first time a statewide candidate is embracing the political hopes and dreams of black women — who make up a whopping 30 percent of the Democrats in the Georgia primary (held on May 22)
  • By insisting on the strategy of appealing to white Republican and moderate voters, Democrats have lost over and over again with a population that is nearly a majority of people of color
  • The math is clear: Black voters are a quarter of Democrats, and black women have the highest turnout. If Ms. Abrams advances from the Democratic primary to the general election for governor of Georgia, her multiracial base stands the best chance at turning Georgia blue.
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Washington Post, May 2, 2018 (Have your barf bag handy)
Georgia governor candidate aims gun at teen in campaign ad. ‘Get over it,’ he tells critics.

Brian Kemp, the pluperfect Georgia Republican