Fulton County suspends early voting; presidential preference primary election moved to May 19

Voters will cast their ballots for both local and national candidates in the May 19 election following the postponement of the March 24 presidential preference primary and special election in Georgia. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Voters will cast their ballots for both local and national candidates in the May 19 election following the postponement of the March 24 presidential preference primary and special election in Georgia. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Voters will cast their ballots for both local and national candidates in the May 19 election following the postponement of the March 24 presidential preference primary and special election in Georgia. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The March 24 presidential preference primary and special election has been rescheduled for May 19 in conjunction with the other elections scheduled for that date, according to a March 14 press release from the Georgia secretary of state's office, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

All early votes already cast and all absentee ballots will be counted at the time of the May 19 election, the release said.


Additionally, all Fulton County early voting sites have been suspended as of March 14, according to a March 14 Fulton County press release. No further early voting will take place.

The May 19 election includes state and federal primaries for the Georgia House of Representatives, the U.S. House of Representatives, the Georgia Senate and the U.S. Senate; county primaries for District 2 commissioner, sheriff, surveyor, district attorney, tax commissioner, clerk of superior court and solicitor general; and a nonpartisan general election for state supreme court, court of appeals, superior court judges, and Fulton County board of education districts 1, 3 and 4.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.