If you have questions about how candidates view LGBT rights, take a minute to read over the summaries to get a clear idea of their positions on the issues.
Tuesday, July 20
Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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• Early voting began June 7; check with your county for times and locations
- Lt. Governor
The two Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor — Tricia Carpenter McCracken and Carol Porter — also did not respond to LGBT candidate surveys and don’t have public records on LGBT issues. The winner faces Republican incumbent Casey Cagle in the general election.
Neither of the two Democrats running for U.S. Senate — R.J. Hadley and Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond — responded to the Georgia Voice survey and little is known about their stands on LGBT issues. The winner will face incumbent Republican Johnny Isakson in November.
- Insurance Commissioner
Nine candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for Insurance Commissioner. As the crowded field almost assures a runoff for the GOP primary, the Georgia Voice will profile these candidates for the runoff. The winner will face Democrat Mary Squires on the November ballot
- Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Service Commission
Candidates for Commissioner of Agriculture and Public Service Commission District 2 are not included because LGBT groups have not endorsed in these races and gay issues do not figure prominently in their duties.
Other Races to Watch
Click here to see endorsements from Georgia Equality, Atlanta Stonewall Democrats and Georgia Log Cabin Republicans in contested primary races.