The Presidential Primary Election voting has been rescheduled to resume on April 27. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger suspended in-person voting for the March 24, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary (PPP) on March 15 amid COVID-19 fear.
Secretary Raffensperger made this change because of the escalating threat and spread of the COVID-19 virus and out of concern for the safety and welfare of election officials, poll workers, voters, and public welfare.
In-person voting will resume on April 27 to coincide with the May 19, 2020 General Primary Election. Absentee by mail ballots are said to begin being mailed out on March 31.
Ballots that have already been cast in the PPP will be counted.
Ballot builders are building the May 19 ballots so that voters who have not yet voted in the PPP will have both the PPP and the statewide primary election contests. Voters who have already voted in the PPP will receive a General Primary ballot without the PPP races/questions.
Any voter who registers up until the April 20 voter registration deadline for the May 19 statewide general primary will be eligible to vote in both the general primary and the PPP.
The Secretary of State’s Office will send further guidance on specifics regarding these issues.
The Secretary of State’s Office will continue to work with the 159 county election officials to clarify necessary changes in procedures in order to continue to provide Georgians with safe, secure and accessible elections.