Today is Election day in Stephens County
The November General Run-off and the Special May Primary Republican District 28 Re-run elections in Stephens County are today.
Beginning at 7 a.m., residents of Stephens County will go to the Stephens County Senior Center, located on Rose Lane in Toccoa, to cast ballots until polls close at 7 p.m.
Stephens County Registrar Bill Cochran says the polls will be set up slightly different today.
He says you will enter the Senior Center and cast ballots in the Run-off election, then if the requirements are met to vote in the re-run you will cast ballots in that election before exiting the precinct.
In the November General Run-off, voters will select their candidate for Secretary of State and Public Service Commissioner.
In the Special May Primary Republican District 28 Re-run, District 28 State Representative Dan Gasaway is vying against Republican Candidate Chris Erwin.
However, Cochran says not everyone will be eligible to vote in the re-run.
“There’s some parameters around this election (House 28 Special Primary),” he explained. “If a voter voted Democrat in the May Primary, they cannot vote in this one. The voters have to have been registered to vote by April 24th. They either voted Republican or Non-Partisan in the May Primary or did not vote. Or, have not subsequently become ineligible to vote (in the House District 28 special primary) by either moving out of the District or by felony conviction.”
Cochran adds that anyone who has yet to mail or return their absentee paper ballot that today is the last day to return them to the Registrar’s Office.
He notes that all mail-in ballots delivered after today must have been post marked no later than today, December 4, in order to be counted.
For questions about voting, contact the Stephens County Registrar’s Office by calling 706-886-8954.