May 24 Primary Election: Statewide races

Early voting Georgia primary election
Early voting is underway in Georgia for the May 24 2022 primary election. File: C.T. Martin Rec Center in Atlanta in 2020. Photo credit Getty Images

We are in the second full week of early voting for the May 24 primary election in Georgia. The republican and democratic contests will decide the candidates for the November election.

You can log on to the Georgia Secretary of State's website to check voter status, polling locations, and to see sample ballots.

The following candidates are running for statewide offices:


Republican primary: Gov. Brian Kemp (Incumbent), former U.S. Senator David Perdue, Catherine Davis, Kandiss Taylor, and Tom Williams.
Democratic primary: Stacey Abrams is running unopposed in the primary.
Libertarian primary: Shane Hazel
Independent primary: Al Bartell

U.S. Senate

Republican primary: Herschel Walker, Gary Black, Latham Saddler, Kelvin King, Jonathan McColumn, and Josh Clark.
Democratic primary: Senator Raphael Warnock (Incumbent) and Tamara Johnson-Shealey.
Libertarian primary: Chase Oliver

Lieutenant Governor

Republican primary: Georgia State Senator Butch Miller, Georgia State Senator Burt Jones, Jeanne Seaver, and Mack McGregor.
Democratic primary: Former U.S. Representative Kwanza Hall, Georgia State Representative Derrick Jackson, Tyrone Brooks Jr., Georgia State Representative Renitta Shannon, Charlie Bailey, Georgia State Representative Erick Allen, Rashid Malik, Tony Brown, and Jason Hayes.
Libertarian primary: Ryan Graham.

Secretary of State

Republican primary: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (Incumbent), U.S. Representative Jody Hice, David Belle Isle, and T.J. Hudson.
Democratic primary: Georgia State Representative Bee Nguyen, former state representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler, Michael Owens, John Eaves, and Floyd Griffin.
Libertarian primary: Ted Metz.

Attorney General

Republican primary: Attorney General Chris Carr (Incumbent), John Gordon
Democratic primary: Georgia State Senator Jen Jordan, and Christian Wise Smith.
Libertarian primary: Martin Cowen.

Agriculture Commissioner

Republican primary: Georgia State Senator Tyler Harper.
Democratic primary: Georgia State Representative Winfred Dukes, Nakita Hemingway, and Fred Swann.
Libertarian primary: David Raudabaugh.
Independent primary: Mollie Beavers.

Insurance Commissioner

Republican primary: State Insurance and Fire Commissioner John King (Incumbent), Ben Cowart, and Patrick Witt.
Democratic primary: Raphael Baker, Janice Laws Robinson, and Georgia State Representative Matthew Wilson.

State School Superintendent

Republican primary: State School Superintendent Richards (Incumbent), and John Barge.
Democratic primary: Currey Hitchens, Dr. Jaha Howard, James Morrow Jr., former state representative Alisha Thomas Searcy.

Labor Commissioner

Republican primary: Kartik Bhatt, former state representative Mike Coan, and Georgia State Senator Bruce Thompson.
Democratic primary: Georgia State Representative William Boddie Jr., Thomas Dean, Nicole Horn, Georgia State Senator Lester G. Jackson III, and Nadia Surrency.
Libertarian primary: Emily Anderson.

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