Gilmer County voters will go the polls on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in the general primary elections. Several elected positions will be on the primary ballots. Of special note will be the three candidate race on the Republican ticket for Gilmer County Post 2 Commissioner. Without opposition on the Democratic ticket the winner of the primary is likely to become Post 2 Commissioner in January 2019. Speaker of the House David Ralston, who represents Gilmer County in the Georgia House of Representatives, will face opposition on the Republican ticket during the primary as well as in the November General Election.
Voters are encouraged to meet the candidates for Georgia House of Representatives and Gilmer County Post 2 Commissioner at a Meet the Candidates event hosted by the Gilmer Chamber to be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The event will take place at Piedmont Community Center, 824 Industrial Blvd, Ellijay from 6:30p to 8:00p