COVINGTON, Ga. — Early voting for governor and other state races is underway in Newton County and around Georgia.
The early balloting began Monday morning across the state.
Voters may begin to pick their nominees for state offices such as governor, lieutenant governor and secretary of state where there are no incumbents on the ballot.
Newton County has a Democratic primary for a Board of Commissioners seat on the ballot, and voters get their choice for a seat in Congress.
The county is split between District 4 and District 10 in the U.S. House. Both feature Democratic and Republican primaries with the incumbents facing a challenge.
In-person advance voting takes place at the Board of Elections office in the Newton County Administration Building, 1113 Usher St. NW, Suite 103, Covington. Voting is available between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday and Friday, through May 18.
Saturday voting also will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. May 12 at the Board of Elections.
Election Day is May 22, when polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at 22 locations across the county.
Here’s a look at the races on the Newton County ballot. Not all voters will vote in all races.
U.S. Representative, District 4
Democrats: Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (i), Juan Parks
Republicans: Joe Profit, Melanie Williams
U.S. Representative, District 10
Democrats: Tabitha A. Johnson-Green, Chalis Montgomery, Richard Dien Winfield
Republicans: Bradley Griffin, Jody Hice (i), Joe Hunt
Democrats: Stacey Abrams, Stacey Evans
Republicans: L.S. “Casey” Cagle, Eddie Hayes, Hunter Hill, Brian Kemp, Clay Tippins, Marc Urbach, Michael Williams
The incumbent is Republican Nathan Deal, who cannot seek another term.
Democrats: Sarah Riggs Amico, Triana Arnold James
Republicans: Geoff Duncan, Rick Jeffares, David Shafer
The incumbent is Republican Casey Cagle, who is running for governor.
Secretary of State
Democrats: John Barrow, Rakeim “RJ” Hadley, Dee Dawkins-Haigler
Republicans: David Belle Isle, Buzz Brockway, Josh McKoon, Brad Raffensperger
The incumbent is Republican Brian Kemp.
Democrats: Charlie Bailey
Republicans: Chris Carr (i)
Commissioner of Agriculture
Democrats: Fred Swann
Republicans: Gary Black (i)
Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire
Democrats: Janice Laws, Cindy Zeldin
Republicans: Jim Beck, Jay Florence, Tracy Jordan
The incumbent is Republican Ralph T. Hudgens.
State School Superintendent
Democrats: Sid Chapman, Sam Mosteller, Otha E. Thornton Jr.
Republicans: John Barge, Sonia Francis-Rolle, Richard Woods (i)
Commissioner of Labor
Democrats: Richard Keatley, Fred Quinn
Republicans: Mark Butler (i)
Public Service Commissioner, District 3 (Metro Atlanta)
Democrats: Lindy Miller, John Noel, Johnny C. White
Republicans: Chuck Eaton (i)
Public Service Commissioner, District 5 (Western)
Democrats: Dawn A. Randolph, Doug Stoner
Republicans: John Hitchins III, Tricia Pridemore (i)
State Senate, District 17
Democrats: Phyllis D. Hatcher
Republicans: Nelva Lee, Brian Strickland (i)
State Senate, District 43
Democrats: Tonya P. Anderson (i), Joel Thibodeaux
State House, District 109
Democrats: Denise Gaines-Edmond, Regina Lewis-Ward
Republicans: J. Blake Prince, Dale Rutledge (i)
State House, District 110
Republicans: Andrew J. “Andy” Welch (i)
State House, District 112
Republicans: Dave Belton (i)
State House, District 113
Democrats: Pam Dickerson (i), Sharon Henderson
Newton County Board of Commissioners, District 2
Democrats: Demond Mason, Steven Rhodes, Antonio Ross, Earnest L. Simmons
The incumbent is Democrat Lanier Sims.
Newton County Board of Commissioners, District 4
Democrats: J.C. Henderson (i)
Republicans: Spencer Arnhart
Newton County Board of Education, District 1
Republicans: Trey Bailey (i)
Newton County Board of Education, District 3
Democrats: Shakila Henderson-Baker (i)
Newton County Board of Education, District 5
Republicans: Abigail M. Coggin (i)
Justice of the Supreme Court (Melton)
Harold D. Melton (i)
Justice of the Supreme Court (Hunstein)
Justice of the Supreme Court (Boggs)
Michael P. Boggs (i)
Justice of the Supreme Court (Peterson)
Nels Peterson (i)
Justice of the Supreme Court (Grant)
Britt Cagle Grant (i)
Judge of the Court of Appeals (Miller)
M. Yvette Miller (i)
Judge of the Court of Appeals (Dillard)
Stephen Dillard (i)
Judge of the Court of Appeals (Ellington)
Ken Hodges, Ken Shigley
Judge of the Court of Appeals (Rickman)
Brian Rickman (i)
Judge of the Court of Appeals (Mercier)
Amanda H. Mercier (i)
Judge of the Court of Appeals (Bethel)
Charlie Bethel (i)
Judge of the Court of Appeals (Reese)
Clyde L. Reese III (i)
Newton County E-SPLOST