Import Pickens and Dawson County info on May 24 Georgia primary election

Another election is approaching fast – and County Board of Election & Registration for both Dawson and Pickens County provided the following key information on how to participate.

Voting Districts: Georgia congressional and state districts have been redrawn and signed into law by Gov. Kemp and are in place for this election. Pickens County voting districts are US Congressional District 11; State Senate District 51; and State House District 11. Dawson County voting districts are U.S. Congressional District 6; State Senate district 51; and State House District 7. Your districts may be found on your precinct card at

April 25: Voter registration deadline for May 24 Primary Election and June 21 Primary State Runoff (if necessary). You can verify that your voter registration is current at, or contact your local county Board of Elections and Registration.

April 25: Earliest day for the Board of Elections and Registration to mail an absentee ballot for the May General Primary. (For those absentee ballot applications received since April 5, 2022)

May 13: Last day to submit an absentee ballot application for May 24 primary. SB 202 changed the absentee ballot process. It is important to fill out the information as requested and to provide identification as listed on the application. You MAY NOT opt-in to request an absentee ballot for the rest of the election cycle unless you are 65 or older, physically disabled, or are a UOCAVA applicant (uniformed service member, spouse, or dependent of a uniformed service member or other US citizen residing overseas).

May 2 –20: Advanced in-person voting for May 24 primary election in Pickens County to be held at Pickens Community Center, 1329 Camp Rd., Jasper, GA 30143. The Dawson County election will be held at the Board of Elections Office, 96 Academy Avenue, GA 30534. Dates and times as follows:

May 2 – 6, May 9 -13, and May 16 -20: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 7 and May 14: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 23: The last day for a person to register and be eligible to vote in the general primary election run-off (if necessary) where there is a federal candidate on the ballot. (Note that the deadline for primary runoffs for state candidates is April 25, as stated above.)

May 24: Primary election. In-person voting 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at your assigned local precinct. Also, last day for mailed absentee ballots to reach the county election office. Absentee ballots received after 7 p.m. will not be counted.

Sample ballots can be viewed for the May Primary Election at

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