Advance voting ends Friday

May 13—Whitfield County Supervisor of Elections Shaynee Bryson said 782 people voted last week in early voting in the general primary and nonpartisan elections. That was the second week of early voting for the May 21 elections and included voting on Saturday.

Through the first two weeks of early voting 1,686 people had cast a ballot.

Early voting continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday in the elections office in the county courthouse, 205 N. Selvidge St. in Dalton. There will be extended voting hours of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Voters must provide a valid photo ID whether voting in advance or on May 21.

Georgia law requires employers to give workers two hours off to vote either during early voting or on Election Day unless their shift begins two hours after polls open or ends two hours before they close.

In the Democratic Party primary in Whitfield County, incumbent Scott Chitwood is unopposed for sheriff and Susie Brown is unopposed for coroner.

In the Whitfield County Republican Party primary:

— Incumbent Jevin Jensen faces David Renz for chairman of the Board of Commissioners.

— Incumbent Robby Staten faces Christian Phillips for the District 2 seat on the Board of Commissioners.

— Incumbent Greg Jones is unopposed for the District 4 seat on the Board of Commissioners.

— Darren Pierce, Travis Presley, Glenn Swinney, Glenn Tate and Frank Torres are vying for the GOP nomination for sheriff.

— Incumbent Clyde McDaniel faces Colt Helton for coroner.

— Incumbent Babs Bailey is unopposed for clerk of Superior Court.

— Incumbent Danny Sane is unopposed for tax commissioner.

— Incumbent Sheri Blevins is unopposed for judge of Probate Court.

— Ricky Robertson is unopposed for the District 1 seat on the Board of Education.

— Incumbent Carolyn Weaver is unopposed for the District 3 seat on the Board of Education.

In nonpartisan races:

— Chief Magistrate Judge Chris Griffin faces Julia Nguyen-Goulart.

— Wallace Johnson and Scotty Martin are vying for the Magistrate Court judgeship currently held by Gayle Gazaway, who is retiring.

— Magistrate Judges Tom Phillips and Rod Weaver are unopposed for reelection.