Early voting starts today in Stephens County

Stephens County Election Supervisor April Roberts announces early voting for the upcoming Special Election for Stephens County residents and the Town of Martin Municipal Election begins today.

For both elections, early voting will be held at the Stephens County Historical Courthouse, located at 37 W. Tugalo Street, in Toccoa, from October 12 through October 29, from 8:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays October 16, and October 23, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Additionally, Roberts says anyone wishing to vote by absentee ballot can request an application for one by calling her office at 706-886-8954.

She says because the November election will be the first election of 2021, anyone wanting to vote by absentee ballot will need to fill out the application form prior to receiving the ballot.

Absentee Ballots can be requested up until October 22, 2021.

On the ballot for the Town of Martin will be two posts.

Vying for the Town of Martin are incumbents Roger Looney and Sandy Stovall along with Diane Cole.

Only residents in Martin will vote in the Martin municipal election.

Additionally, Stephens County residents will vote on a resolution for Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for the Stephens County School System.

The E-SPLOST resolution, if approved by the voters, will allow the school system to continue to collect a one percent sales and use tax for the purpose of financing certain capital outlay projects for education purposes.

The one percent sales tax will automatically end, if the school system reaches $26 million of net proceeds by the tax.

Election day voting for E-SPLOST will be on November 2, at the Stephens County Senior Center, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Election day voting for the Town of Martin’s two posts will be held on November 2, at the Martin Community Center from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

For questions regarding the upcoming elections in November, contact Roberts by calling the Stephens County Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954.