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Pike County 2018 Voter Information Page

ZEBULON - There are no contested local races in Pike County. However, there are several hotly contested races that will determine our leadership on a state and federal level.

[Note from the Editor: Pike County Times has begun compiling information for voters in order for readers to make an educated decision before voting in the May and November elections. Candidates are encouraged to send a 500 WORD OR LESS press release that tells who they are, why they are running, contact or website information, and any other pertinent information to editor@pikecountytimes.com. I am uploading candidate information as I receive it and will continue to upload throughout the political season. If your candidate is not listed here, please encourage them to send a 500 word or less statement to me editor@pikecountytimes.com and I'll upload it.]

Voting Dates

The General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at regular voter precincts. Other important dates include:
• April 3, 2018 - Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election.
• April 24, 2018 - Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election and Runoff Election.
• April 30, 2018 - Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election. This will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Registrar's Office which is located in the old County Commission Meeting Room beside the Sheriff's Office and will continue each day through the Friday before the May 22, 2018 election.

**There will be NO Saturday vote day for the May 22, 2018 election so make sure to early vote in person at the Courthouse or call the Registrar's Office at 770-567-2003 to find out how you can get an absentee ballot mailed to you if you cannot vote on May 22, 2018.

Other later important voting dates include:
• July 2, 2018 - Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Runoff Election.
• July 24, 2018 - General Primary, Nonpartisan General Election and Special Election Runoff Date and General Primary Runoff Date for Federal Races.
• September 18, 2018 - Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General/Special Election.
• October 9, 2018 - Last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election and Runoff Election.
• October 15, 2018 - Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the November General Election.
• October 27, 2018 - Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November General Election.
• November 6, 2018 - Date of November General/Special Election.

Click here to see the entire Elections Calendar from the Georgia Secretary of State's website.


Here are some of the races that we will be voting on in the next few months.

State Senator District 16

This is a two (2) year seat that is currently held by Incumbent Marty Harbin who is being challenged on the Republican ticket by Tricia Stearns. The May Primary will determine which Republican candidate will run against Democratic challenger Bill Lightle in November. This race will be decided in the November election.

Click here to review candidate statements for those running for State Senator District 16.


State Representative District 131

This is a two (2) year seat that is currently held by Incumbent Johnnie Caldwell who is being challenged on the Republican ticket by Ken Pullin. The May Primary will determine which Republican candidate will run against Democratic challenger Chris Benton in November. This race will be decided in the November election.

Click here to review candidate statements for those running for State Representative District 131.


This page is a work in progress.


Important Dates to Remember:

The General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Runoff Election will be held on May 22, 2018. The General Primary Runoff, Nonpartisan General Runoff Election, and Special Runoff Election Date will be held on July 24, 2018. The General Election will be held on November 6, 2018.

The Pike County Voter Registrar, Sandi Chamblin, is requesting that anyone who needs an absentee ballot--including those 75 years or older, disabled, in the military, or going to school or working out of state—-to please come by the office at the Courthouse or call at 770-567-2003. Absentee ballot applications do not roll over from year to year. These applications are good for the entire 2018 election year.

Registrar Sandi Chamblin is looking for anyone with military family members that need absentee ballots for this year's elections. Call Sandi's office at 770-567-2003 for more information.

Updated 3.31.18
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