Voters lined up early at Henry W. Grady High School in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, to cast their votes. JOHN SPINK/JSPINK@AJC.COM
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Georgia 2018: A last-second guide to the Nov. 6 election

The ballot is long, and it’s tough to learn about every candidate running for office in Georgia. 

Here’s your one-stop to learn about the major candidates up for election and what they hope to accomplish. 


Who’s running: Stacey Abrams (Democrat),  Brian Kemp (Republican), Ted Metz (Libertarian)

Resources: Where the candidates for governor stand on the issues

As she runs for governor, Stacey Abrams evokes her life story

In Depth: Stacey Abrams’ record 

‘Solid’: Republican Brian Kemp plays up rural roots, business bonafides

In Depth: Brian Kemp’s record

Who is Ted Metz, Georgia’s Libertarian candidate for governor?

How voting issues became a big issue in Georgia’s governor race

More coverage of the race for governor

Lieutenant Governor

Who’s running: Geoff Duncan (R), Sarah Riggs Amico (D)

Resources: Relative newcomers vie to be Georgia’s next lieutenant governor

Lieutenant governor candidates jockey for ‘outsider’ status in debate

Secretary of State

Who’s running: John Barrow (D),  Smythe DuVal (L), Brad  Raffensperger (R)

Resources: Voting rights, security key issues in Georgia secretary of state race 

Attorney General

Who’s running: Charlie Bailey (D), Chris Carr (R)

Resources: Experience, crime fuel debate in attorney general race

Insurance Commissioner

Who’s running: Jim Beck (R), Janice Laws (D) 

Resources: He said Georgia insurers own regulator. Now industry donors favor him.

School Superintendent 

Who’s running: Otha Thornton (D), Richard Woods (R)

Resources: Candidates for state school superintendent bridge partisan divide

Agriculture Commissioner 

Who’s running: Gary Black (R), Fred Swan (D)

Resources: First-time Democratic hopeful challenges GOP agriculture commissioner

Labor Commissioner

Who’s running: Mark Butler (R), Richard Keatley (D)

Resources: Former congressional candidate challenges incumbent labor commissioner

U.S. Congress District 6 

Who’s running: Karen Handel (R) vs Lucy McBath (D)

Resources: Where 6th Congressional District candidates stand on the issues

After high-profile victory, Handel has kept head low, focused on work

Being ‘Jordan’s mom’ defines Lucy McBath’s run for Congress

Georgia congressional candidates get testy in debate on finances, guns

More coverage of Georgia congressional races

U.S. Congress District 7 

Who’s running: Carolyn Bourdeaux (D) Rob Woodall (R)

Resources: Where Georgia’s 7th Congressional District candidates stand on the issues

Bourdeaux says commitment to public service drives run for Congress

Woodall’s campaign focuses on tax cuts, largely ignores opponent

Georgia congressional candidates get testy in debate on finances, guns

More coverage of Georgia congressional races

Constitutional Amendments

Resources: All about ballot initiatives for Georgia’s Nov. 6 election 

More coverage of Georgia elections


Your guide to Georgia voting integrity and access


AJC Voter Guide

What is on the ballot in metro Atlanta Nov. 6?

How and where do I vote?

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