Those normally voting at Turner Middle School will vote at Lithia Springs Elementary School at 6946 Florence Drive in Lithia Springs, about two blocks south of U.S. Hwy. 78. Those normally voting at Fairplay Middle School will vote at South Douglas Elementary School at 8299 Hwy. 166, said elections supervisor Laurie Fulton.
The other 23 voting locations remain the same in Tuesday’s election, with voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all locations, she said.
“I encourage everyone to vote in the primary,” Fulton said. “The candidates [chosen] now are going to be their choices for November.”
The two new locations are temporary sites while county school officials do renovations to Fairplay and Turner, Fulton said.
She said she anticipated a 20 percent turnout — up from 16 percent in the presidential election year primary of 2008.
Races which could drive increased voter turnout in this year’s primary will include a contested Republican primary for county chairman; contested GOP and Democratic primaries for Georgia House of Representatives seats; and the special election for the 1 percent sales tax as part of the Atlanta Regional District T-SPLOST, Fulton said.
The county’s voting rolls include 70,385 active voters and 9,932 inactive voters – for a total of 80,317 registered voters.
In-person Advance Voting for the General Primary will run today through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Old Douglas County Courthouse, Deer Lick Park Activity Center, Boundary Waters Aquatic Center, Dog River Library Community Room and on the first floor of the Douglas County Courthouse on Hospital Drive.
The General Primary is scheduled for Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Contested races on the Republican ballot include:
- Two Public Service Commission races, with incumbent Chuck Eaton facing Matt Reid, and incumbent Stan Wise facing Pam Davidson.
- State House District 66, Michael “Mike” Miller, Bob Snelling and Mickey Thompson.
- County Commission chairman, incumbent Tom Worthan and Rita Rainwater.
Contested races on the Democratic ballot include:
- State Senate District 35, incumbent Donzella James, Detrous Hill Jones and Cory J. Lynch.
- State House District 62, Marvin Arrington, Kip Carr, Benny Crane and LaDawn “LBJ” B. Jones.
- State House District 65, incumbent Sharon Beasley-Teague and Charles McGillis Jr.
- County Commission District 2, incumbent Kelly G. Robinson and Freddie Ashmon.
However, not all voters will see all races listed. For more information, call (770) 920-7213 or visit http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/polllocator/PollLocator.aspx.