Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

September 24, 2013

Stephens County voters will head to the polls in November.

However, in order to vote this November, you must make sure you are registered to vote.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said the voter registration deadline for the November 5th election is October 7th at 5 p.m.

“After that date, if you are not registered, you cannot vote in those elections,” said Kelley.

People can register to vote when they renew their driver’s license, by stopping the Registrar’s Office, receive a form in the mail from the Registrar’s Office, or download a form from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office website and mail it in, according to Kelley.

“It is very easy to get registered,” said Kelley.

Meanwhile, Kelley is also reminding voters in Stephens County who did not receive a precinct card to check with her office.

Her office finished mailing out new precinct cards to registered voters in early August.  Those precinct cards went out because of the county’s switch to a single voting precinct for county-wide elections on Election Day this November.

According to Kelley, those who did not receive a precinct card need to make sure they are properly registered to vote so that there are no problems down the road.

People who did not receive a precinct card did not get one for one of two reasons, said Kelley.

“They are not registered at all or we do not have the correct information on them and the precinct card was sent back to us,” said Kelley.

Kelley said her office received several hundred precinct cards back that could not be forwarded.

“They either need to give us a call and make sure they are registered or they can go onto the (Georgia) Secretary of State website’s MVP page (My Voter Page), punch in the information they need, and it will tell them if they are registered or not,” said Kelley.

For more information on registering to vote in Stephens County, contact the Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954 or go by the office, which is located downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

Stephens County voters will head to the polls this November to vote on SPLOST VI, which would continue the county’s one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

In addition, voters in the town of Martin will cast ballots in a mayoral election this November.

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