Early vot­ing dead­line nears

The Covington News - - THE SECOND FRONT - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­news.com

Ad­vanced vot­ing starts in less than two weeks and any­one want­ing to vote in the up­com­ing elec­tion Tues­day, Nov. 5 should reg­is­ter be­fore Oct. 7.

Angela Man­tle, as­sis­tant di­rec­tor of the New­ton County Board of Elec­tions, said the regis­tra­tion dead­line for early vot­ing is Mon­day, Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. Ad­vanced vot­ing starts Oct. 14, when vot­ers can vote Mon­day through Fri­day, 8.m. to 5 p.m.

Man­tle said peo­ple can reg­is­ter to vote at the New­ton County Board of Elec­tions, 1113 Usher St., Covington or on­line at the Sec­re­tary of State’s web­site, sos.ge­or­gia.gov.

“Any­one who re­sides within the city lim­its of Covington, and if they are reg­is­tered to vote, then they can come here to the ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing to early vote,” Man­tle said. “The elec­tion is ac­tu­ally Nov. 5 and that polling place, of course, is ac­tu­ally at Covington City Hall.”

Only two con­tested city coun­cil races — one in Covington and one in Mans­field — will be held in New­ton County. New­born, Ox­ford and Por­terdale will have not have con­tested races.

The two con­tested races are Covington City Coun­cil Post 1 east, be­tween in­cum­bent Chris Smith and Mau­rice Carter, and Mans­field Post 4, be­tween in­cum­bent Lisa Dunn and Larry Cum­mins (who is ac­tu­ally also an in­cum­bent, though he cur­rently holds the Post 5 seat). Ad­vanced vot­ing for both con­tested races ends on Fri­day, Nov. 1.

There is no vot­ing the Mon­day be­fore Elec­tion Day. Man­tle said vot­ers should re­mem­ber to bring their photo IDs to vote in the elec­tions.

For more in­for­ma­tion on regis­ter­ing to vote in the city of Covington elec­tion, call the New­ton County Board of Elec­tions of­fice 770784-2055; in the city of Mans­field elec­tion, call Mans­field City Hall at 770- 786-7235.

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