Overview:

The Clayton Crescent does not endorse political candidates. Instead, we give you all the information you need to make an informed decision before you cast your ballot. We've included links to each candidate's campaign finance reports, Ballotpedia listing, Twitter account, and campaign website. We've also included video of the Atlanta Press Club debate for each race.

General Primary Runoff

Four Democratic primary races require a runoff today, Tuesday, June 21. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your local precinct. Check your specific voting place by logging onto My Voter Page at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov. Log in, then scroll down and click on “View/Print Precinct Card.” You’ll see a two-page PDF image of your precinct card. The first page lists the different seats, wards, or districts your elected officials occupy. The second page shows your precinct name and address. It also shows any separate city precinct you would vote in during municipal (city-only) elections. Here’s an example:

This precinct card shows two polling places. The top one, “Precinct Name,” shows the precinct code, usually two letters and one number, identifying the specific polling place. In this example, “FP3” means the polling place is in Forest Park and is polling place #3, which is at Fountain Elementary School. The county manages county, state, and federal elections, like the one today. The second address, “City Precinct”, is coded “FP” and shows a different address. That’s because Forest Park conducts its municipal (city) elections in one location only, the Forest Park Recreation Center. Other cities in Clayton County, like Jonesboro, might contract with the county to run their municipal elections.

Who’s running in today’s runoff?

Eight Democrats in four primary runoffs are competing for the chance to run against the respective Republican candidate for each office in November.

LT. GOVERNOR

The winner will run against Burt Jones (R) and Ryan Graham (L) in the Nov. 8 General/Special Election.

Charlie Bailey (D)
charlieforgeorgia.com

@charlie4georgia

Kwanza Hall (D)
kwanzahall.com

@kwanzahall


SECRETARY OF STATE

The winner will run against incumbent Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R), Ted Metz (L), and Brenda Nelson-Porter (nonpartisan write-in) in the Nov. 8 General/Special Election.

Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D)
deeforgeorgia.com

@DDawkinsHaigler

Bee Nguyen (D) beeforgeorgia.com


INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

The winner will run against incumbent Insurance Commissioner John King (R) in the Nov. 8 General/Special Election.

Raphael Baker (D) 
raphaelbakerforgeorgia.com

Janice Laws Robinson (D)
janiceforgeorgia.com


LABOR COMMISSIONER

The winner will run against Bruce Thompson (R) and Emily Anderson (L) in the Nov. 8 General/Special Election.

William “Will” Boddie, Jr. (D)
boddieforga.com

Nicole Horn (D)
nicolehornforgeorgia.com

When will the results come in?

Results of today’s election will be tabulated starting at 7 p.m. at the Clayton County Elections Center, 7946 N. McDonough Street, Jonesboro. You can watch the tabulation in person. You will be asked to leave all electronic devices (including your cellphone) outside the building and you will need to sign an oath that you will not disrupt the proceedings.

You also can see the latest returns at www.claytonelections.com, which are updated as each batch of votes is returned to the Elections Center and uploaded to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, which then releases them online. The votes themselves are recorded on data cards, which are then locked inside security bags and delivered to the Elections Center by election workers escorted by law enforcement.

If you have questions about the voting process or your precinct, call the Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration at (770) 477-3372.

Which ID do I need to bring to my precinct?

  • Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including a free ID card issued by the Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services
  • A Georgia driver’s license (expired is OK)
  • Student ID from a Georgia public college or university
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state 
  • Valid U.S. passport ID 
  • Valid U.S. military photo ID containing your photo
  • Valid tribal photo ID containing your photo

What if I see something strange?

If you witness “questionable election-related activity” (for example, a candidate campaigning within 150 feet of a polling place or 25 feet of a person standing in line to vote at a polling place) you can report it to the Secretary of State’s Voter Fraud Hotline at (877) 725-9797. You also can submit your complaint online. Be aware that a state investigator may contact you while investigating your claim. If state investigators find evidence to support your claim, they may refer it to the State Elections Board, which could in turn vote to send the complaint to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office for possible prosecution.

Also, be sure to let The Clayton Crescent know so that we can follow up.

I have questions…

If you have more questions about voting or elections in Georgia, visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s Frequently Asked Questions page.


Unofficial Early/Advance Voting turnout

Here’s a look at how many people voted early in the primary runoff:

Robin Kemp

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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