Georgia House District 45 special election runoff plus advance voting for primary and nonpartisan general elections begin next week

The mouth of a ballot box with the text "Insert Ballot Here"Ballot Box (Photo: Cobb County Courier/Larry Felton Johnson)

The Cobb County website posted the following reminders about the upcoming elections in May:

Cobb Elections is preparing for a Special Runoff in the House District 45 special election, and Advance Voting for the May 24th primary election.

May 3 Special Runoff-old HD45

  • Check if eligible on or call 770-528-2581. Must live in old House District 45 before redistricting.
  • Absentee applications are accepted thru April 22
  • Advance voting starts Saturday, April 23
  • Election Day polling place change for voters assigned to precinct Mt. Bethel 03 – will vote at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church, instead of the East Cobb Government Center.

Download the flyer for the HD45 special election here

May 24 primary

  • Registration deadline is April 25
  • Absentee ballots will start mailing on April 25
  • Absentee applications are accepted thru May 13
  • Advance voting starts May 2
  • Some Election Day polling places and voter districts have changed – check MVP for polling places and sample ballots

Download the information sheet on Advance Voting for the May 24 primary here

Background on the HD-45 special election

Republican Mitchell Kaye and Democrat James Dustin McCormick will face off in the special election runoff to occupy the remainder of Matt Dollar’s term in Georgia state House District 45.

Dollar resigned from the seat in this East Cobb district to take a job with the Technical College System of Georgia.

Dollar’s term would have ended at the end of this year, so whoever wins the election ultimately will only serve for about seven months.

The general election to decide who will serve HD-45 for the first full term after Dollar’s resignation will take place November 8 of this year.

Upcoming election calendar

The following is the election calendar for the remainder of the year:

ElectionDeadline to register to vote in the electionDate of the election
Special Election Runoff – Georgia House District 45 ONLYMarch 7, 2022May 3, 2022
General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special ElectionApril 25, 2022May 24, 2022
General Primary Election, Nonpartisan General Election, and Special Election RunoffApril 25, 2022June 21, 2022
General Primary Election Runoff for Federal RacesMay 23, 2022June 21, 2022
General Election/Special ElectionOctober 11, 2022 **November 8, 2022
General Election/Special Election RunoffOctober 11, 2022December 6, 2022
General Election Runoff for Federal RacesNovember 7, 2022December 6, 2022