Sample ballots for the May 17, 2022 Primary election are now available online and for pick up at the Macon County Board of Elections Office.
With early voting scheduled to begin April 28 at the Macon County Community Building on the Georgia Road in Franklin and at the Highlands Civic Center, voters can get a copy of the ballots for review.
The sample ballots feature all primary election contests and WILL appear different than the final ballots in December.
For Macon County Commissioner, there are three seats up for election; two District II seats and one seat in District I. Because there are two seats up for election in District II, the top two vote-getters will be elected in November. However, for the primary election, because there are five Republican candidates running for the District II seats, those five candidates will first appear on the primary ballot. The top two vote-getters after the primary will then go on to appear on the November ballot against the two Democratic candidates who have also filed for District II.
Any candidate currently attempting to gain signatures to appear on the ballot will have to have signatures collected before Primary election day at noon to appear on the November ballot.
The same stands true for Macon County Clerk of Superior Court. The three Republicans seeking election for Clerk of Court will appear on the primary ballot with the top vote-getter then going on to appear on the November ballot against the Democratic challenger.
Early voting will run from April 28 until May 14 and will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. There will be three options for Saturday voting from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 30, May 7, and May 14.
Election Day will be held May 17 with polls opening at 6:30 a.m. and remaining open until 7:30 p.m.