Early voting for June 9 Georgia primary begins May 18

Registered voters can cast their ballots at any of the five early voting locations in Fulton County from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays between May 18 and June 5. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Registered voters can cast their ballots at any of the five early voting locations in Fulton County from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays between May 18 and June 5. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Registered voters can cast their ballots at any of the five early voting locations in Fulton County from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays between May 18 and June 5. (Courtesy Fotolia)

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the presidential preference primary, general primary, nonpartisan and special elections in Georgia were all pushed to June 9, the Georgia secretary of state's office announced April 9—and since state law requires three weeks of in-person early voting, this early voting process begins May 18 through June 5 in Georgia. Any vote cast prior to the election date changes will still be counted for the June 9 primary election.

Voters will be required to stand at least 6 feet apart, hand sanitizer will be available at all polling locations, and poll workers will be disinfecting and sanitizing Georgia's new $104 million touch-screen voting equipment regularly, according to the Fulton County registration and elections office.


Since churches, senior centers, schools and libraries are closed because of the pandemic, only five early voting locations will be open in Fulton County.

Registered voters can cast an early voting ballot at any of the following locations from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday, May 30:

  • Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta

  • C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center, 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta

  • Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium, 285 Sheridan Drive, Atlanta

  • Sandy Springs Library, 395 Mount Vernon Hwy. NE, Sandy Springs

  • South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park


Polls will be closed Memorial Day on May 25. On election day, voters must report to their assigned precinct polling location.
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.