Due to the extension of the Public Health State of Emergency, the Statewide General Primary/Presidential Preference Primary Election has been postponed to Tuesday, June 9, 2020.
Throughout this public health crisis, the Camden County Board of Elections & Registration (BoER) has been in contact with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, advocating for the safety of Camden County voters and poll workers.
“Due to the Governor’s extension of the state of emergency through a time period that includes almost every day of in-person voting for an election on May 19, and after careful consideration, I am now comfortable exercising the authority vested in me by Georgia law to postpone the primary election until June 9,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “This decision allows our office and county election officials to continue to put in place contingency plans to ensure that voting can be safe and secure when in-person voting begins and prioritizes the health and safety of voters, county election officials, and poll workers.”
The voter registration deadline for the June 9, 2020 election will be May 11, 2020. Early voting will begin on May 18, 2020. Pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 21-2-501, moving the primary election to June 9, 2020 will move the primary runoff to August 11, 2020.
Absentee ballot applications for the upcoming primary election will continue to be accepted and processed by the BoER even if the application said May 19. Once the signature on the application is verified, the voter will be sent an absentee ballot for the primary election now to be held on June 9.
More information is available on the BoER website, camdencountyga.gov/vote, or by contacting the office at 912-576-3245 for more information. Visit the Georgia My Voter Page (MVP) to view personalized election information.