Candidate changes affects May primary ballot

The ballot for the upcoming May election will actually have more candidates on it than voters have the option to elect.

The ballot for the upcoming May election will actually have more candidates on it than voters have the option to elect.

Bobby Scott, a republican candidate seeking the 2nd Congressional District Representative seat, died and therefore any votes casts for him will not count said the Georgia Secretary of State's office.

James Knox, democratic candidate seeking the U.S. Senate seat, withdrew from the race and officials confirm that any vote cast for him too will not count.

The state ruled that both of these changes happened once it was too late to reprint ballots so both names will still appear of the voters' ballots.

Polling precincts are required to post "prominent notice" around for voters to see and be notified of both changes so that they don't case votes for either candidate.

Diane Vann and Greg Duke remain the two republican candidates for the 2nd Congressional District Representative seat.

Jim Barksdale, Cheryl Copeland and John F Coyne III are still running in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Johnny Isakson. Isakson himself will be facing Mary Kay Bacallao and Derrick Grayson in the primary for the Republican nomination.

Early voting begins on May 2 and the last day to register to vote in this election is April 26.

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