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Polls to open Tuesday for primaries
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Polling precincts
Number Name Address
1A Zion Lutheran Church 121 Noel C. Conaway Rd.
1B Sand Hill Baptist Church 1931 Sand Hill Rd.
1C Meldrim Baptist Church 229 Ohoopee Ave.
1D Faulkville Baptist Church 144 Zeigler Rd.
2A Church of Christ 1952 Noel C. Conaway Rd.
2B St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 155 Goshen Rd.
2C Grace Community Church 1094 Goshen Rd.
3A Elam Egypt Baptist Church 184 5th St.
3B Clyo Community Center 545 Fair St. 
3C Bethel Lutheran Church 1984 Highway 21 N.
3D Pilgrim Baptist Assn. 810 Central Blvd.
4A Springfield UMC Family Life Center 210 Cleveland St.
4B Rincon CoG Family Life Center 3430 Highway 21 S.
4C Multi Agency Call Center 181 Recycle Way
5A Macomber Recreation Center 1004 Lexington Ave.
5B Rincon Baptist Temple 305 Weisenbaker Rd.
5C Rincon First Christian Church 5835 Highway 21 S.

Advance voting for the May 24 general primary will continue through Friday at the Effingham County Board of Elections and Registration office and also at the Old Marlow Elementary School.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at 17 precincts across Effingham County for the general primary. Offices being contested in the primary are: state House of Representatives District 159, chief magistrate, Effingham County commission chairman at-large, Board of Education District 5 and Ogeechee Judicial Circuit Superior Court judge.

Running for county commission chairman are incumbent Wendall Kessler and former Rincon city manager Wesley Corbitt in the Republican primary.

Voters across the county also will vote between magistrate candidates Bryan Burgess, Scott Lewis and David Swords. Current magistrate judge Scott Hinson is not seeking re-election.

Effingham voters — along with those in Bulloch, Jenkins and Screven counties — will choose from among Martha Hall, Mickey Kicklighter and Michael Muldrew to replace retiring Judge John R. Turner.

Voters in the northern half of Effingham, and those in Screven, Jenkins and parts of Bulloch counties will vote for either incumbent Jon Burns or challenger Daniel Almond in the Republican primary for the House District 159 seat.

Incumbent Vickie Decker and challenger Delmons White are seeking the school board District 5 seat.

Several races are uncontested, including sheriff, tax commissioner, clerk of superior court, coroner, county commission districts 1 and 4 and school board districts 2 and 3.

Any runoffs needed after the May 24 primary will be held July 26, with early voting taking place July 5-22. Early voting for the runoff will not be conducted at the Old Marlow Elementary School.

For more information on polling places and voting, visit