Early voting now underway in Georgia, Polk County for election
From Staff Reports
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.