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Pike County 2018 Voter Information Page

ZEBULON - There were 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 been compiling information for voters in order for readers to make an educated decision before voting in the July 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

Important voting dates include:

• 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.

You can also review election results on the Secretary of State's website at http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/GA/74658/Web02-state.203020/.


Here are some of the races that we will be voting on in the next few months. I have not covered every race so there are other state races on the ballot besides these races.

If you would like to review a copy of your ballot in the November election, click here.


State Senator District 16 - Harbin versus Lightle

This is a two (2) year seat that is currently held by Incumbent Marty Harbin, who won against Challenger Tricia Stearns in the Republican Primary. Incumbent Marty Harbin is running against Democratic challenger Bill Lightle in November.

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


State Representative District 131 - Pullin verus Benton

This is a two (2) year seat that is currently held by Incumbent Johnnie Caldwell, who was defeated in the Republican Primary by Challenger Ken Pullin. Ken Pullin will be running against Democratic Challenger Chris Benton in November.

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


U.S. Representative District 3 - Ferguson verus Enderlin

This is a two (2) year seat that is currently held by Incumbent Drew Ferguson who won against Challenger Philip Singleton on the Republican Ticket. Challenger Chuck Enderlin defeated Challenger Rusty Oliver on the Democratic Ticket. Republican Incumbent Drew Ferguson will be running against Democratic Challenger Chuck Enderlin in November.

Click here to review candidate statements for those running for United States Representative, District 3.


Governor - State of Georgia - Kemp versus Abrams

This is a four (4) year seat that is currently held by Incumbent Nathan Deal who is not eligible to run for another term. The following candidates were defeated in the Republican Primary: Eddie Hayes, Hunter Hill, Clay Tippins, Marc Urbach, and Michael Williams. L.S. Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp were in the Republican Runoff in July.

Challenger Brian Kemp won the Republican Run Off against Challenger Casey Cagle.

Challenger Stacey Abrams won the Democratic Primary against Challenger Stacey Evans.

Brian Kemp will run against Challenger Stacey Abrams in November.

Click here to review candidate statements for those running for Governor. [Note from the Editor: This was updated on 8.3.18.]


Lt. Governor - State of Georgia - Duncan versus Amico

This is a four (4) year seat that is currently held by Casey Cagle who is running for Governor.

Challenger David Shafer and Challenger Geoff Duncan were in the Republican Runoff in July. Rick Jeffares was defeated in the Republican Primary. Challenger Geoff Duncan won the Republican Primary against Challenger David Shafer.

Challenger Sarah Riggs Amico won the Democratic Primary against Challenger Triana Arnold James.

Challenger Geoff Duncan will run against Democratic Challenger Sarah Riggs Amico in November.

Click here to review candidate statements for those running for Lt. Governor. [Note from the Editor: This was updated on 8.3.18.]


Commissioner of Insurance - State of Georgia - Beck versus Laws

This is a four (4) year seat that is currently held by Ralph Hudgens who is not running for a third term. Republican Challenger Jim Beck defeated Challengers Jay Florence and Tracy Jordan in the Republican Primary.

Democratic Challenger Janice Laws defeated Challenger Cindy Zeldin in the Democratic Primary.

Republican Challenger Jim Beck will be running against Democratic Challenger Janice Laws in November.

Click here to review candidate statements for those running for Commissioner of Insurance.


Secretary of State - State of Georgia - Raffensperger versus Barrow

This is a four (4) year seat that is currently held by Brian Kemp who is not running for re-election.

Challenger David Belle Isle was in the Republican Primary Runoff with Challenger Brad Raffensperger in July. Challengers Buzz Brockway and Josh McKoon were defeated in the Republican Primary. Challenger Brad Raffensperger defeated David Belle Isle in the Republican Run Off.

Democratic Challenger John Barrow defeated Challengers Rakeim "RJ" Hadley and Dee Dawkins-Haigler in the Democratic Primary.

Challenger Brad Raffensperger will run against Democratic Challenger John Barrow in November.

Click here to review candidate statements for those running for Secretary of State. [Note from the Editor: This was updated on 8.3.18.]


This page is a work in progress.


Important Dates to Remember:

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 8.3.18
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