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Georgia and Augusta's political season could come a lot earlier next year.

The primary election for congress and senate will take place May 20th due to a federal court ruling changing the date from late July.

If the Georgia legislature, as expected, votes to move state and local primaries to the same date, those running for state offices as well as Mayor and Commission will be qualifying a lot earlier. 

"So in addition to having our primaries maybe two months earlier it will also have an effect on qualifying for office where by all people qualifying for either partisan or non partisan next year could be qualifying as early as March the third, which is a significant  change from April the 28th," says Richmond County Elections Director  Lynn Bailey.

Lynn Bailey will hold a work session for Augusta commissioners tomorrow afternoon at three to discuss the potential election changes.

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