Early vot­ing now un­der­way in Ge­or­gia, Polk County for elec­tion

From Staff Reports

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE -

Early vot­ing for the Novem­ber elec­tions is un­der­way in Ge­or­gia, and vot­ers in some coun­ties re­port wait­ing more than hour to cast a bal­lot.

Mon­day marked the first day you can vote in-per­son be­fore Elec­tion Day on Nov. 8.

At one of two early vot­ing sites in Cobb County, vot­ers re­ported waits of 60 to 90 min­utes. Lo­cal media re­ported that peo­ple waited sev­eral hours in Gwin­nett County.

Ge­or­gia Sec­re­tary of State Brian Kemp rec­om­mends that peo­ple visit his of­fice's web­site at sos.ga.gov to check reg­is­tra­tion sta­tus, view sam­ple bal­lots and find the cor­rect lo­ca­tions to vote early.

Lo­cal res­i­dents who are regis­tered to vote and want to get their bal­lots in be­fore vot­ing day have two op­tions. One, they can re­quest an ab­sen­tee bal­lot by mail via the Polk County Board of Elec­tions by call­ing 770-7492103, or they can visit the of­fice

in Cedar­town at 144 West Ave. within the Polk County ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing to vote in per­son. Vot­ers can also visit the Rock­mart precinct at the Nathan Dean Cen­ter to vote in per­son as well.

Coun­ties be­gan send­ing out mail-in ab­sen­tee bal­lots in Septem­ber. Peo­ple who want to vote by mail must re­quest it by Nov. 4. Kemp rec­om­mends re­quest­ing those bal­lots well be­fore the dead­line.

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