Today is the deadline to register to vote for May 24 primary election in Georgia
Monday is the last day to register to vote in Georgia for the May 24 party primary and nonpartisan elections.
Anyone who has not registered can do so online through the secretary of state’s office if they have a valid Georgia driver’s license or state-issued identification card.
People can check to see if they are registered or can update their address or other information by going to the state’s My Voter Page.
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Monday is also the first day that counties can send out absentee ballots by mail. To obtain an absentee ballot, a voter must send in a form with their information requesting a ballot. The deadline to request that an absentee ballot be mailed to a voter is May 13.
Early in-person voting begins May 2.
Voters in the Republican and Democratic primaries will decide nominees for U.S. senator, governor and other statewide races, as well as Congress, state Senate, state House and some county posts. Voters in party primaries and on the nonpartisan ballot will decide statewide and local judicial races.
On Sunday night, WSB-TV hosted the first Republican gubernatorial debate ahead of next month’s primary.
Almost from the very start of the debate, Governor Brian Kemp and former Senator David Perdue were going after one another. The two clashed over the 2020 election, Buckhead cityhood and crime.
“Weak leaders take credit when things go well...and they blame somebody else when it doesn’t,” Perdue said.
“Weak leaders blame everybody else for their own loss instead of themselves,” Kemp fired back.
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The Associated Press contributed to this article.