UPDATE: Georgia election officials set date for 2020 presidential primary
UPDATE: A date has been set for the Georgia 2020 presidential primary election.
For the first time in years, Georgia will not be voting on Super Tuesday. Instead, it will be three weeks later.
We aren't sure why the change was made, but we do expect more announcements about this year’s election process to come within the next month or so.
Traditionally, Georgia has been a part of Super Tuesday with Tennessee.
Now, Georgia voters will have to wait until March 24th to head to the polls.
Usually, the date for the primary would have been scheduled before now, but the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office has been working on getting new voter machines.
The current voter machines have been around for almost 20 years, and officials say they are in need of an upgrade.
New machines have not been ordered yet because a provider has not been selected.
Fortunately, this does not throw off the timeline for the more than 150 counties making arrangements for each polling precinct.
Each county is responsible for setting up voting precincts at least three months in advance.
At that time, poll workers will also be asked to serve.
Before the election, officials and poll workers will attend training to make sure voting runs smoothly.
We will continue to follow the story and give you an update once the voter machine service provider has selected.
Right now, the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office is being tight-lipped about which or how many companies have entered the bid.
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In previous years, Georgia's primary was held on Super Tuesday, a traditional primary voting day for many states
Right now, it’s not clear which bid for a new voting system will be selected.
A selection could be made some time in July.