The Georgia General Primary and Non-Partisan Election Day is one day away on Tuesday, May 21. Voters will decide the nominees for the U.S. House and the state legislature. Additionally, voters will pick the nominees for key Gwinnett County races and elect judges.

Locally, the nominees for the U.S. House and state legislature seats are set for November. The local Gwinnett County nominees will need to be decided on Tuesday. The Gwinnett County Commission Chairman, Sheriff, Tax Commissioner and District Attorney candidates will face off.

Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson is facing a challenger for the Democratic nomination as Donna McLeod wishes to take her position. The Republican candidates looking to take Hendrickson’s seat are Justice Udo Nwaigwe and John Sabic.

Five Democratic candidates are vying to be the Gwinnett County Sheriff nominee including incumbent Keybo Taylor. His challengers for the nomination are Curtis Clemons, Shurron B. Green, Joseph “Joe” Mark and Brian Whiteside. Mike Baker, Baron Reinhold and Oladipupo Soyomokun are seeking to be the Republican nominee for Gwinnett County Sheriff.

Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner Denise Mitchell has an opponent, Phillip Bonton, III for the Democratic nominee. The winner will face off against Republican Arefeen Chowdhury Mba in November.

Andrea Alabi and Daryl E. Manns are challenging current Gwinnett County District Attorney Patsy Austin-Gatson in the Democrat primary. There are no Republican candidates for the position of Gwinnett County D.A.

One of the biggest items concerning many residents of northern Gwinnett is the vote on whether to form the City of Mulberry or stay as part of unincorporated Gwinnett County. Mulberry city limits be entirely in Gwinnett County running from near the Hall County line, just south of Braselton to almost the Dacula city limits to the south.

Voters will also decide on which candidates will be elected to the various judicial seats up for grabs. There are only five out of the 24 seats up for election that are contested.

The five judicial seats that are contested are:

Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia (Andrew A. Pinson’s seat): Andrew Pinson (incumbent) and John Barrow

Judge for the Court of Appeals of Georgia (Yvette Miller’s seat): Jeff Davis and Tabitha Ponder

Judge for the Superior Court Gwinnett Judicial Circuit (Ronnie K. Batchelor’s seat): Kimberly Gallant and Rodney Harris

Judge for the Superior Court Gwinnett Judicial Circuit (Karen E. Beyers’s seat): B. Thassanee Gutter-Parker, Regina Matthews and Tuwanda Rush Williams

Judge for the State Court of Gwinnett County (Shawn F. Bratton’s seat): Shawn Bratton (incumbent) and Ramona Toole Sakhanokho

Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. To view your polling location information or a sample ballot, visit your My Voter Page Georgia. To learn more about each candidate, click on their name to take you to their campaign website.

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