Early voting for the November election is into its second week across Georgia.
Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said her office has been busy in the first week that voters could cast ballots early, with over 1,200 in-person early votes as of Friday afternoon.
Early voting continues this week and next week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.
There is also early voting this Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., also downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.
Voters will need a picture ID.
Early voting wraps up on Friday, November 2.
November 2 is also the deadline to request mail-in paper absentee ballots, which must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 6.
Besides the presidential election, voters in Stephens County will cast ballots in two area races of note. One of those is the 9th Congressional District race between Doug Collins and Jody Cooley. The other is the race for District 3, Post 2 on the Stephens County Board of Education between Curtis Waters and Jim Ledford. In addition, there are two state constitutional amendment questions on the ballot.
Kelley says sample ballots are available in her office and so are explanations from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office on the two constitutional amendments.
The Registrar’s Office is located on the ground floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. People can call the office at 706-886-8954.
More information can also be found online at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office website at www.sos.ga.gov.
Meanwhile, a political forum is set for later today at the historic Stephens County Courthouse in downtown Toccoa. That is set to start at 5:30 p.m. It is open to the public and will be broadcast on AM 630 WNEG and wnegradio.com.