Early voting is under way for the May 20 election. Voting will be held at the Administrative Building, located at 67 Athens Street,? Jefferson,? through May 16? (Monday through Friday)? from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. There will be one Saturday voting day at this location only. It will be on ?Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The Commerce Parks and Recreation Center, located at?204 Carson Street, Commerce, will offer advance voting May 12-16?from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Police and Municipal Court Building, located at?5040 Highway 53,? Braselton, will be open for early voting?May 12-16?from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.?
Two members of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners will face opposition in the May 20 election.
Incumbent Bruce Yates and challenger Ralph Richardson qualified for the District 3 seat on the BOC.
In District 4, incumbent Dwain Smith and challenger John Ring qualified.
In the District 9 race for the United States Representatives, incumbent Doug Collins, a Republican, will face Bernie Fontaine, a Republican, in the May 20 election. The winner will face Democrat challenger David Vogel in November.
Other candidates on the Republican ballot include:
•United States Senate: Paul Broun, Arthur Gardner, Phil Gingrey, Derrick Grayson, Karen Handel, Jack Kingston and David Perdue.
•Governor: incumbent Nathan Deal, John Barge and David Pennington III.
•State school superintendent: Mary Bacallao, Ashley Bell, Mike Buck, Sharyl Dawes, Allen Fort, Nancy Jester, T. Fitz Johnson, Kira Willis and Richard Woods.
•Public Service Commissioner: incumbent Lauren “Bubba” McDonald, Douglas Kidd and Charles “Craig” Lutz.
Candidates on the Democratic ballot include:
•United States Sentate: Steen Miles, Michelle Nunn, Branko “Rad” Radulovacki and Todd Robinson.
•Secretary of State: Gerald Beckum and Doreen Carter.
•Commissioner of insurance: Keith Heard and Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson.
•State School Superintendent: Tarnisha Dent, Denise Freeman, Jurita Mays, Alisha Morgan, Rita Robinzine and Valarie Wilson.