Tuesday is last day to register to vote in May 24 election



Tuesday is the last day to register to vote in the May 24 statewide general primary and nonpartisan election, which includes numerous local races.

Prospective voters must be citizens of Georgia and the U.S., a resident of the county where they plan to vote, 17½ years old and not serving a felony sentence.

Voters in Augusta-Richmond County can register from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the board of elections office, Suite 500 in Augusta Municipal Building, use the “GA Votes” app or online at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Columbia County voters can register from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the board of elections office, 500 Faircloth Drive Building E in Evans, or use the website or app.

Absentee ballots are already available by written request for the elections, in Democratic, Republican and nonpartisan versions. Advance voting starts May 2 and Saturday voting will be held May 14.

The nonpartisan races include three contested Augusta Commission seats, a Richmond County State Court judgeship, the office of the Richmond County Marshal and two Superior Court judgeships spanning Richmond, Burke and Columbia counties.

Contested area primary races on the May 24 ballot include the 12th U.S. Congressional District, state Senate districts 22 and 24, state House districts 123, 124 and 125, Columbia County Commission District 2 and Columbia County coroner.