Elections

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Politics is an ever-evolving topic and our elections webpage is a work-in-progress for the 2020 elections. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Be sure and visit our Local Elections blog posts to check out the most recent elections information.


When residents head to the polls this year, they will decide an open Sheriff election, seats on the county commission and school board, and local representatives in the Georgia General Assembly. The first election occurs on Tuesday, May 19.

Election Calendar

The first election of 2020 will include both the presidential preference primary and general primary to be held on May 19. The presidential primary, originally scheduled in March, has been postponed following the Coronavirus outbreak.

The May 19 ballot will also include the non-partisan general election. This election includes judges and board of education members.

A late summer runoff is possible for elections with crowded fields, most notably the Democratic nominee for Henry County Sheriff where seven candidates are running for the party’s nomination. For positions where no candidate receives a majority on the May ballot, a runoff with the top two vote getters would be held on July 21.

Finally, the general election will be held on November 3. Moving Henry Forward does not cover federal or statewide races, but a wide range of positions including President, two US Senators from Georgia, and members of the US House of Representatives will all be decided in addition to the local offices described below.

Absentee Voting

With uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus and how long its effects may require us to implement social distancing, a large number of voters may turn to absentee ballots for the May 19 election. Absentee ballots allow any Georgia voter to vote from the comfort of their own home, while away an extended time-period for work, or serving our country abroad. No excuse is required to request an absentee ballot in Georgia.

More information about absentee ballots, including how to request one, is available here.

Where to Vote – Henry County Voting Precincts

Henry County voting precincts hold elections pertaining to federal, state, and county ballot questions. Not sure in which precinct you are registered? Visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page for the most up-to-date information.

Many polling places have changed since the 2018 election. The Henry County Board of Elections approved changes to polling places in February 2019 to remove the voting locations from public schools. All registered voters were mailed notice if their polling location changed, and a table has been included below with the locations for all precincts.

PrecinctOld LocationNew Location
District I
(25) Locust GroveNo ChangeLocust Grove Library
115 MLK Jr Blvd
Locust Grove, GA 30248
(26) TussahawNo ChangePhillippi Baptist Church
2355 Old Jackson Road
Locust Grove, GA 30248
(27) Sandy RidgeRock Springs ElementaryNew Hope UMC
1960 New Hope Rd
Locust Grove, GA 30248
(28) WestsideHenry County MiddleWesley Chapel UMC
397 Racetrack Rd
McDonough, GA 30253
(29) LowesLuella MiddleHarvest Point UMC
911 Simpson Mill Rd
Locust Grove, GA 30248
(48) Unity GroveUnity Grove ElementaryLocust Grove Event Center
280 Mose Brown Dr
Locust Grove, GA 30248
(49) ShilohNo ChangeShiloh Baptist Church
253 Macon St
McDonough, GA 30253
(59) Grove ParkNo ChangeLocust Grove UMC
211 Peeksville Rd
Locust Grove, GA 30248
District II
(29) LowesLuella MiddleHarvest Point UMC
911 Simpson Mill Rd
Locust Grove, GA 30248
(30) South HamptonNo ChangeBerea Christian Church
37 Woolsey Rd
Hampton, GA 30228
(31) North HamptonNo ChangeCalvary Baptist Church
109 Oak St.
Hampton, GA 30228
(32) Mt CarmelMt Carmel ElementaryLiberty Hill Baptist Church
2957 Mt Carmel Rd
Hampton, GA 30228
(50) Pates CreekPates Creek ElementaryJodeco Road UMC
1500 Jodeco Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(51) OaklandNo ChangeOakland Baptist Church
1005 Highway 81 West
McDonough, GA 30253
(57) DutchtownNo ChangeFirst Baptist of McDonough West Campus
2176 Jonesboro Rd
McDonough, GA 30253
District III
(28) WestsideHenry County MiddleWesley Chapel UMC
397 Racetrack Rd
McDonough, GA 30253
(34) Wesley LakesWesley Lakes ElementaryGriffin First Assembly – McDonough
45 Mt Carmel Rd
McDonough, GA 30253
(35) McDonoughHenry County HighMcDonough Presbyterian Church
427 McGarity Road
McDonough, GA 30252
(36) McMullenNo ChangeSharon Baptist Church
571 North Ola Rd
McDonough, GA 30252
(37) East LakeEast Lake ElementarySalem Baptist Church
1724 Highway 155 N
McDonough, GA 30252
(38) Hickory FlatHickory Flat ElementaryTabernacle of Praise Church
1640 GA-42
McDonough, GA 30253
(52) Lake DowNo ChangeBethany Baptist Church
4 North Bethany Rd
McDonough, GA 30252
(58) Mt BethelNo ChangeMt. Bethel UMC
92 Mt. Bethel Rd
McDonough, GA 30252
(60) Lake HavenNo ChangeHenry Baptist Church
4035 Jodeco Road
McDonough, GA 30253
(61) McDonough CentralNo ChangeFirst Baptist of McDonough Downtown Campus
101 Macon St
McDonough, GA 30253
(62) Timber RidgeNo ChangeSt. Josephs Episcopal Church
1865 Hwy 20 E
McDonough, GA 30252
District IV
(37) East LakeEast Lake ElementarySalem Baptist Church
1724 Highway 155 N
McDonough, GA 30252
(38) Hickory FlatHickory Flat ElementaryTabernacle of Praise Church
1640 GA-42
McDonough, GA 30253
(39) Stockbridge East/WestSmith Barnes ElementaryStockbridge UMC
4863 N Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(42) Cotton IndianNo ChangeJP Moseley Park
1041 Millers Mill Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(43) Pleasant GrovePleasant Grove ElementaryStockbridge Community Church
4401 GA-155 N
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(45) Swan LakeNo ChangeNorth Henry Baptist Church
1093 Flat Rock Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(50) Pates CreekPates Creek ElementaryJodeco Road UMC
1500 Jodeco Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(53) FlippenFlippen ElementaryFlippen UMC
3707 Jodeco Rd
McDonough, GA 30253
(55) KelleytownNo ChangeKelley Presbyterian Church
3637 Airline Road
McDonough, GA 30252
District V
(33) Red OakNo ChangeRed Oak UMC
3894 Walt Stephens Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(41) StagecoachStockbridge MiddleBerean Christian Church
171 Collier Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(44) Austin RoadNo ChangeFairview Rec Center
36 Austin Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(45) Swan LakeNo ChangeNorth Henry Baptist Church
1093 Flat Rock Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(46) ShakeragFairview ElementaryBethel UMC
245 Fairview Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(47) EllenwoodAustin Road MiddleEllenwood Oaks Community Church
1234 Panola Rd
Ellenwood, GA 30294
(54) Stockbridge CentralStockbridge Presbyterian ChurchMerle Manders Conference Center
111 Davis Road
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(56) LighthouseNo ChangeLighthouse Community Church
1615 E Atlanta Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Early Voting Schedule

Early Voting is a great way to beat the crowds on Election Day and avoid any stress about making it to your polling place before they close. Three weeks of Early Voting are provided for every election, including weekend voting, at several locations throughout the county. Voters may participate at whichever location is most convenient to them.

The early voting schedule for the May 19 general primary and non-partisan general election will be uploaded after its published by the Henry County Board of Elections.

Meet the Candidates

Moving Henry Forward does not cover federal or statewide elections. Instead, we focus our time helping Henry County voters connect with local office holders and candidates.

Perhaps the local election with the most interest from voters is the open seat for Henry County Sheriff, the top law enforcement officer in the county. Ten candidates—including seven Democrats and three Republicans—have qualified to succeed retiring Sheriff Keith McBrayer. Visit our Sheriff candidates blog post for more information about the individual candidates.

Board of Commissioners

Three seats on the board of commissioners are on the ballot. All Henry County registered voters may participate in the county chair election between incumbent June Wood (R) (Facebook page | Website) and challenger Carlotta Harrell (D) (Facebook page).

In commission district I, representing southeast Henry County, incumbent Johnny Wilson (R) (Facebook page | Website) was the only candidate to qualify. He will most likely be re-elected to a second term.

In commission district II, representing southwest Henry County, four candidates have qualified. Incumbent Dee Clemmons (D) (Facebook page | Website) faces two challengers in the May 19 primary: Tina Marie Coria (D) (Website) and Devlin Cleveland (D) (Facebook page | Website). The winner of the Democratic primary will face Steve Richardson (R) in November.

Board of Education

Three seats on the board of education will be decided in the May 19 non-partisan general election. The school board districts match the district boundaries for county commissioners.

Please visit our school board candidates blog post for more information.

Georgia General Assembly

Henry County is represented in the Georgia General Assembly by two state senators and eight state representatives. Please visit our General Assembly candidates blog post for a listing of qualified candidates.

In closing, thank you for your interest in the upcoming 2020 elections. Moving Henry Forward encourages all registered voters to participate at the ballot box. If you notice an error on this page or we missed a link to one of the candidates, please contact the page via Facebook message so that we can correct it.

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