The Last Week of Early Voting for the 2024 Primary is Now

Photo of Georgia "I voted" stickers on a table
(Georgia Public Broadcasting photo)

Voters have a few more days to cast their ballots during the May 21, 2024 primary. Early voting continues through this Friday, May 17. Election Day is next Tuesday, May 21.

About 6,600 voters had cast their ballots through Monday, May 13. This represents 3.4% of the county’s voters.

Early Voting 2024 Primary

Henry County is offering early voting at six locations this week. Voters may cast their ballots at any location. Early voting is open between 7 am to 7 pm each day until Friday. Locations open are the following:

  • Heritage Park Parks & Recreation Office, McDonough
  • Merle Manders Conference Center, Stockbridge
  • Locust Grove Library
  • Fortson Library, Hampton
  • J.P. Moseley Recreation Center
  • Fairview Recreation Center

Finally, voters can cast their ballots next Tuesday, May 21, from 7 am to 7 pm. Those who wait until Election Day must vote at their assigned precinct. Voters can verify their precinct location and view a sample ballot on the state’s My Voter Page.

Absentee Ballots

Many voters have experienced delays receiving their absentee ballots because of ongoing delays with the US Postal Service. If you have requested an absentee ballot, but not yet received it, please know you are still able to vote either by early voting or on Election Day. Elections staff will assist you in cancelling your absentee ballot then you can vote in-person.

Those who received their absentee ballot and wish to return it are encouraged to hand-deliver it to the Henry County elections office if they are able. This will help ensure its delivery before Election Day and avoid any subsequent delays by the Postal Service. The elections office is at 1550 S Zack Hinton Parkway in McDonough.

Who’s on the Ballot?

Various county offices and seats in the Georgia General Assembly are on the ballot. Voters are deciding the following local positions:

  • Sheriff,
  • Tax Commissioner,
  • Coroner,
  • County Commission Chair,
  • County Commissioner Districts 1 & 2,
  • School Board Districts 1, 3 and 5.

Unopposed positions, such as District Attorney and judges, are omitted from the above list.

Several countywide offices, such as tax commissioner, coroner, and county commission chair, have candidates in the Democratic Primary only. The winner of the Democratic Primary will be the de-facto winner for the year.

In addition, school board is a non-partisan election. The May 21 winner will serve on the board of education beginning in January 2025.

Any runoffs, if necessary, will be on June 18.

Finally, there are contested primaries for a handful of Georgia General Assembly seats within the county. This includes one contested Democratic Primary — state house district 74 in Hampton — and two contested Republican Primaries. They are state senate district 25 (Locust Grove & southeast Henry County) and state house district 81 (east Henry County).

For a full list of candidates running for office in Henry County, visit here.

Featured image shows Georgia voter stickers on a table. Georgia Public Broadcasting photo.

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