Early Voting Saturday at Government Building

May 9, 2014

Voters who can’t make it to the polls during the week for early voting will have a special opportunity to vote this weekend.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that polls will be open for early voting downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building on Saturday.

“We have a Saturday voting whenever there is a federal or state candidate on the ballot,” said Kelley. “Because we have federal and state races this time, we will have a Saturday voting. We will be here Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you can’t get here through the week, come see us.”

Those voting on Saturday will enter through the downstairs entrance in the back of the Government Building.

Voters will need a picture ID.

Also, Kelley said voters will need to pick which ballot style they wish to vote.

“The biggest problem we have been having is people are confused about the ballot styles,” said Kelley. “You have got a Republican ballot, a Democrat ballot, and a non-partisan ballot. A non-partisan ballot has nothing but the judges on it. The Republican ballot and Democrat ballot have also the non-partisan ballot on them.”

Local races like Stephens County Commissioner, Stephens County Board of Education, and 28th District State House of Representatives are on the Republican ballot only since there are only Republican candidates running in those races.

Early voting for the May 20 primary began back on April 28.

Kelley said there have not been any problems at the polls through the first two weeks of early voting.

“It is going good,” said Kelley. “It is going a little slower than I was hoping it would. We have done about 650 in person voting here in the office and we have about 60 or so absentee ballots that we have received back in.”

Early voting continues through Friday, May 16.

For more information on voting, call the Stephens County Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954.

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