Polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, for the general primary/non-partisan/special election.

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Below is an election guide including candidates and sample ballots.

Sample Ballots

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Local Candidates


Bulloch Board of Commissioners

– Bulloch BOC District 1B –

Anthony Simmons (D), Incumbent

Preston Tutt III (R)


– Bulloch BOC District 2B –

Travis Chance

Travis Chance (R)

Toby Conner (R)

Jake Hallman

Jake Hallman (D)

Jennifer Mock

Jennifer Campbell Mock (R)


– Bulloch BOC District 2D –

Timmy Rushing (R), Incumbent

UNOPPOSED – WILL RETURN AS DISTRICT 2D COMMISSIONER


Bulloch Board of Education

– Bulloch BOE District 2 –

Elizabeth Williams (Open Seat)

UNOPPOSED – WILL SERVE BOE DISTRICT 2


– Bulloch BOE District 4 –

Donna Clifton

Donna Clifton

April Newkirk, Incumbent

Kathy C. Sherrod


– Bulloch BOE District 5 –

Shontelle Childress

Shontelle Childress

Glenerra Martin

Glennera Martin, Incumbent


– Bulloch BOE District 6 –

Mary Boyer

Mary Boyer

Jay Cook

Jay Cook, Incumbent


Bulloch COUNTY State Court Judge

Michael Classens

Joseph Cushner

Hon. Joseph Cushner, Incumbent


STATE SENATOR, DISTRICT 4 – BULLOCH

Billy Hickman

Billy Hickman (R) Incumbent

CPA from Statesboro

UNOPPOSED – WILL RETURN AS DISTRICT 4 SENATOR


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 158 – BULLOCH

Butch Parrish

Butch Parrish (R) Incumbent

Pharmacist from Swainsboro

Madeline Ryan Smith

Madeline Ryan Smith (D)

Human Resources, No address given


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 159 – BULLOCH

Jon Burns

Jon G. Burns (R) Incumbent

Agri-Business from Newington

UNOPPOSED – WILL RETURN AS DISTRICT 159 REPRESENTATIVE


STATE REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 160 – BULLOCH

Lehman Franklin

Lehman Franklin (R) (Open Seat)

Auto dealer from Brooklet

UNOPPOSED – WILL AUTOMATICALLY SERVE AS DISTRICT 160 REPRESENTATIVE


UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 12 – BULLOCH

Rick Allen

Rick Allen (R) Incumbent

General Contractor from Augusta

Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson (D)

Retired insurance professional from Statesboro

Changes to Georgia Voting Regulations

The public should be aware of several changes to Georgia voting regulations that are now in place. These changes are the result of Georgia Senate Bill 202, which was passed in 2021.

Bulloch County Elections Supervisor Shontay Jones highlighted the most important changes for Grice Connect readers.

Provisional Ballots

Due to changes in the acceptance rules for provisional ballots, voters should double check their voting precinct prior to showing up to vote. A provisional ballot is one for which there are questions about a voter’s eligibility. These must be reviewed prior to the acceptance of that ballot.

If a voter must cast a provisional ballot and that voter both registered to vote on time and voted at his or her correct precinct, that provisional ballot will be counted and included in the county’s election results.

If a voter registered to vote on time but voted in the wrong precinct, certain conditions must be met for their provisional ballot to be counted. In such a situation, only a ballot cast by a voter between 5:00pm and the regular closing time of the polls on election day, with a sworn statement from the voter, will be reviewed. The sworn statement must confirm that the voter is unable to vote at his or her assigned precinct before the polls close and give reason why.

Poll workers are to notify any voter who shows up at the incorrect precinct and give them information on their correct precinct. Provisional ballots meeting review requirements will be sent to the State Election Board.

Restrictions on Campaign Activities

People may no longer pass out food or water to voters waiting in line at polling locations. This includes any area within the 150-foot boundary of the outer edge of a polling place and anywhere within 25 feet of any voter in line. Poll workers may provide self-service water to voters on-site at polling locations.

Change of Address

Voter’s who are unsure if they changed their address with the Voter Registers Office, not through an address change with the post office, are encouraged to vote Early (as they have to have written consent by the voter to change or update their voting information), due to the Provisional OP change in the law per SB 202.

Key Dates for Upcoming Bulloch County Elections:

May 24, 2022 General Primary/Non-Partisan/Special Election

You can check your voter registration status and precinct location, get an absentee ballot application, and view sample ballots on the Georgia Secretary of State’s MyVoterPage website at http://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Herschel DeWayne Grice is the founder of Grice Connect an online news and information company in Statesboro, Georgia. DeWayne has been active in the media for over three decades. He brings a unique insight...