Elections

Photo of Georgia voting stickers (Now Habersham photo)

Election Day 2019 is quickly approaching for Henry County residents. Voters will be asked to consider the renewal of the county’s local sales tax, extend the start time for Sunday alcohol sales, and elect council members in each of the four cities.

Election Day 2019

All polling places will be open on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 between 7 am and 7 pm for voters to cast their vote. It is important to acknowledge the following two statements:

  • Many of the COUNTY’s 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.
  • The majority of CITY residents will be required to vote at multiple locations on Election Day if they would like to participate in both Henry County’s sales tax referendum and their city’s municipal council election. The one exception to this are voters in the Locust Grove voting precinct. Incorporated residents may cast both ballots at one location if they participate in early voting.

Henry County Voting Precincts

Henry County voting precincts hold elections pertaining to federal, state, and county ballot questions. In 2019, all Henry County voters are being asked to consider renewal of the local sales tax program and to extend the start time for Sunday alcohol sales. 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.

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 MiddleFirst Baptist Church
4566 N Henry Blvd
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 CentralNo ChangeStockbridge Presbyterian Church
4740 North Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
(56) LighthouseNo ChangeLighthouse Community Church
1615 E Atlanta Rd
Stockbridge, GA 30281

City Polling Places

Voters in each of Henry County’s four cities will be asked to elect city council members. Additionally, the city of Locust Grove will be asked to elect the city mayor. Incorporated residents must visit their CITY polling place if they would like to participate in the municipal election on Election Day. This is in addition to the COUNTY polling place listed above. Residents may cast both ballots at the same location if they participate in Early Voting.

CityPolling Place
HamptonFortson Library
61 McDonough Street
Hampton, GA 30228
Locust GroveLocust Grove Library
115 MLK Jr Blvd
Locust Grove, GA 30248
McDonoughHenry County Elections Office
40 Atlanta Street
McDonough, GA 30253
StockbridgeStockbridge Municipal Court
4602 North Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281

Early Voting Schedule

Residents may participate in early voting at multiple locations throughout the county. Those residents that reside within city limits may participate in both elections (County and City) at one location by participating in early voting.

Early voting will be available on the following dates at the locations listed:

Vote October 14th through October 18th Monday through Friday at these locations:

  • Elections & Voter Registration (Main Office)
    40 Atlanta St. McDonough
    8am – 5pm
  • Stockbridge Municipal Court Building
    4602 N. Henry Blvd. Stockbridge
    8am – 5pm

Vote October 21st through October 25th Monday through Friday at these locations:

  • Elections & Voter Registration (Main Office)
    40 Atlanta St. McDonough
    8am – 5pm
  • Stockbridge Municipal Court Building
    4602 N. Henry Blvd. Stockbridge
    8am – 5pm

Vote Saturday, October 26th at these five (5) locations:

  • Elections & Voter Registration (Main Office)
    40 Atlanta St. McDonough
    8am – 5pm
  • Fairview Recreation Center
    35 Austin Rd Stockbridge, GA 30281
    8am – 5pm
  • Fortson Library
    61 McDonough St. Hampton, GA 30228
    8am – 5pm
  • Locust Grove Library
    115 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. Locust Grove, GA 30248
    8am – 5pm
  • Stockbridge Municipal Court Building
    4602 N. Henry Blvd. Stockbridge
    8am – 5pm

Vote October 28th through November 1st Monday through Friday at these five (5) locations:

  • Elections & Voter Registration (Main Office)
    40 Atlanta St. McDonough
    7am – 7pm
  • Fairview Recreation Center
    35 Austin Rd Stockbridge, GA 30281
    7am – 7pm
  • Fortson Library
    61 McDonough St. Hampton, GA 30228
    7am – 7pm
  • Locust Grove Library
    115 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. Locust Grove, GA 30248
    7am – 7pm
  • Stockbridge Municipal Court Building
    4602 N. Henry Blvd. Stockbridge
    7am – 7pm

SPLOST V Referendum

All Henry County voters will be asked to renew the county’s local sales tax program, more commonly referred to as SPLOST, on the November ballot. The SPLOST program would be the county’s fifth iteration of the program, having last been approved in November 2013.

If approved, SPLOST V will collect a one-cent sales tax starting April 1, 2020 through March 31, 2025, or until the estimated revenues have been collected. The current program, SPLOST IV, ends collections on March 31, 2020. If approved, the local sales tax rate will remain seven percent without interruption to tax collections.

The ballot language for voters to consider will read as follows:

( ) Yes

( ) No

Shall a special one percent (1%) sales and use tax be reimposed in the special district of Henry County for a period of time not to exceed twenty (20) calendar quarters and for the raising of an estimated amount of $204,000,000 for the purpose of financing the following capital outlay projects to be owned or operated or both by Henry County, Georgia, the City of Hampton, the City of Locust Grove, the City of McDonough, City of Stockbridge or any combination thereof: (1) roads, bridges, sidewalks and transportation facilities, (2) public safety facilities and equipment; (3) public works facilities and equipment, (4) public building development, construction and renovation, (5) parks, recreation and community facilities, (6) land acquired for public use, and (7) repayment of any debt or other obligations associated with any of the said projects.

If reimposition of the tax is approved by the voters, such vote shall also constitute approval of the issuance of general obligation debt of Henry County, Georgia, in the principal amount not to exceed $30,000,000 for the above purpose.

Henry County Resolution No. 19-204

The proposed SPLOST V program is estimated to collect $204 million dollars over five years. Twenty percent of the estimated revenues have been designated for “Level II Projects,” headlined by a $22 million dollar aquatic center, and the first $40.8 million in collections will be set aside for these projects. Other level II projects include a recreation facility for use by the Boys and Girls Club, a police precinct in Fairview, and four fire stations. The stations include rebuilds in Hampton (station 5) and Fairview (station 6), and new stations in Ola (station 17) and Flippen (station 18).

The remaining eighty percent of collections, or $163.2 million, would be divided between Henry County and the four municipalities based on population figures from the 2010 Census. This equates to roughly thirty percent for the cities and seventy percent for Henry County.

City Council Elections

Voters in the county’s cities have a second election this November to elect council members. Additionally, voters in the city of Locust Grove will be asked to elect the city mayor.

City residents must visit both the COUNTY and CITY polling places if they would like to participate in both elections on Election Day. Voters may participate in both elections at one location by participating in Early Voting.

In the tables below, Moving Henry Forward has linked the candidate’s name to either their Facebook page (preferred) or profile if one could be located. Residents are encouraged to visit the linked pages to learn more about the candidates or contact them directly with questions.

If we have missed any candidate’s Facebook, please contact us so that we can correct it.

City residents in Hampton, Locust Grove, and Stockbridge will be asked to select three (3) individuals from the qualified candidates for city council. The top three that collect the most votes will win the election.

Candidate
Hampton
Henry L Byrd (I)
Dexter Cladd
Sherry Ann Chaney
Monica Davis
Martin R Meeks
Mary Ann Mitcham
Adrian Stroud
Ann Tarpley (I)
Locust Grove
Michael Brackett Jr
Rudy Breedlove
Carlos Greer (I)
Otis Hammock (I)
Rod Shearouse
Stockbridge
Elton Alexander (I)
Nathan Banks
Yolanda Barber
Jacqueline Blalock
John Blount (I)
Arthur Christian
Cherice Hollis
Kenneth McFarland
Neat Robinson (I)

McDonough is unique as the only city in Henry County to utilize districts on their city council. This year, the council has elections for an at-large seat, district 3, and district 4. All McDonough city voters may participate in the at-large election, but some residents may see a second council position on their ballot depending on where they live. Not sure in which city council district you reside? Visit McDonough’s online Community View map.

Candidate
At-Large
Carla Dennis
Benjamin Pruett (I)
Brandon Robinson
District 3
Craig Elrod (I)
Janice Scotchman
District 4
Kamali Varner (I)
Teresa Bradley Wheeler
Mayor’s Election

The only mayor’s seat on the ballot this year is in Locust Grove. Other mayors were last elected in 2017 and will next appear on the ballot in 2021. One candidate has qualified for the election.

Candidate
Locust Grove Mayor
Robert Price (I)

Sunday Sales Referendum

All voters in Henry County will be asked to consider a referendum to allow alcohol sales on Sunday between the hours of 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. This referendum will appear on the county’s ballot and the four city ballots. There are FIVE distinct referendums asking the same question throughout the county with FIVE separate results.

All voters may participate in Henry County’s referendum at their COUNTY polling place, whereas the outcome will only affect businesses located in unincorporated Henry County. Voters in each city may also participate in the city’s referendum at their CITY polling place, whereas the outcome affects businesses located within that specific city. City residents may vote in both the county’s and their city’s version of the referendum.

The ballot language for voters to consider at Henry County polling locations will read as follows:

Shall the governing authority of HENRY COUNTY be authorized to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages for beverage purposes by the drink from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM?

( ) YES

( ) NO

Henry County Resolution July 16, 2019

The ballot language will be similar in each city, with the substitution of the city’s name for the governing authority.

Ballot Question

In addition to the referendums and elections listed above, voters in the city of McDonough will be asked to consider a non-binding ballot question. This ballot question will only appear in the city of McDonough.

Residents will be asked to provide their input on the possibility that Henry County judicial services be relocated out of the historic town square and into new facilities near the Henry County jail. This is a non-binding question for the purposes of gathering public opinion and the final decision ultimately rests with the Henry County Board of Commissioners.

The ballot question for McDonough residents to consider will read as follows:

Do you support or oppose an effort on the part of the Henry County Board of Commissioners to relocate the Henry County Courts and other Administrative Offices from their current location across from the McDonough Square and on John Frank Ward Boulevard to a new location near the Henry County jail site?

( ) Support

( ) Oppose

McDonough City Council June 6, 2019

In closing, thank you for your interest in the upcoming November 2019 election. 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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