What Charlton County voters will see on the primary ballot

The much-covered governor, U.S. Senate and secretary of state races are on the primary ballot across Georgia, along with a dozen other statewide offices you can learn about here. Charlton County voters, especially Republicans, will also see state Senate, state House, and several local offices on their ballot.

Read on for a preview of races specifically on the Charlton County ballot.


Georgia State Senate, District 3

Represents all of Charlton and neighboring counties to the north and west. One-term Republican state Sen. Sheila McNeill is not seeking re-election. No Democratic candidates qualified to run for this office.

  REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES

Georgia State House, District 174

Includes Charlton County as well Brantley, Charlton, Clinch and part of Ware counties. No Democrat qualified to run for this seat.

  • John Corbett - The incumbent, a Republican business owner and farmer who lives in Slake Park, drew no Republican or Democratic challengers. His name will appear on the ballot even though he is unopposed.

Charlton County Commission, District 1

  • Alphya Benefield - Incumbent commissioner, a Democrat, is the only candidate for this office.

Charlton County Commission, Distict 4

  • Drew Jones - Incumbent commissioner, a Republican, is the only candidate for this office.

Charlton County Commission, District 5

  • Luke Gowen - Incumbent commissioner, a Republican, is the only candidate for this office.

Charlton Board of Education, District 1

  DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES
  • Deborah Milton - retired
  • Deborah Young - deputy sheriff

Charlton Board of Education, District 3

  • John F. Canady - Republican incumbent seeking re-election is only candidate in this race.

Charlton Board of Education, District 5

No Democrat is running for this seat.


Charlton Solicitor General


Waycross Judicial Circuit District Attorney


Charlton County School District approval of bonds and 1% sales and use tax for education purposes (ESPLOST)

Voters will be asked to answer yes or no on the following:

“Shall $18,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of Charlton County School District General Obligation Bonds (the “Bonds”) be authorized to be issued for the purpose of providing funds to pay a portion of the cost of the capital outlay projects described in clause (2) below, to pay capitalized interest incident thereto, and to pay expenses incident to accomplishing the foregoing; and, in order to raise funds to pay a portion of the debt service on the Bonds and a portion of the cost of such capital outlay projects, as further described in clauses (1) and (2) below, shall a one percent sales and use tax for educational purposes of the Charlton County School District be reimposed within Charlton County, upon the termination of the one percent sales and use tax for educational purposes presently in effect, for a maximum period of time of 20 calendar quarters and for the raising of not more than $9,000,000, for the purpose of providing funds to pay a portion of (1) debt service in the maximum amount of $6,500,000 on the Bonds; and (2) the cost of the following capital outlay projects of the Charlton County School District: (a) acquiring, constructing, and equipping a new high school to replace the existing Charlton County High School, (b) acquiring instructional and administrative technology improvements for existing schools (including necessary software), school buses, maintenance vehicles and related equipment, safety and security equipment, and athletic, vocational, and fine arts equipment, (c) adding to, renovating, repairing, improving, and equipping existing school buildings, physical education and athletic facilities, and other buildings and facilities useful or desirable in connection therewith, and (d) acquiring any necessary property therefor, both real and personal, the maximum cost of such capital outlay projects not to exceed the balance of the proceeds of such one percent sales and use tax?”