Two days remain to vote early

SHEILA A. MATHEWS :::

Only two days remain in early voting for the May 24 General Primary.

According to Spalding County Election Supervisor Terry Colling, voters will have had 11 days prior to May 24 to cast their ballots in person, and absentee ballots may also be requested.

Spalding County residents may vote early at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration located at 825 Memorial Drive.

Registered voters may walk in at any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday from now until May 20.

Saturday voting will be held at the same location from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 14.

Spalding County Election Supervisor Terry Colling said residents must already be registered to vote to participate in Georgia’s General Primary.

“The deadline to register for that was last Tuesday (April 26),” she said.

Absentee voting is another option, but Colling said those wishing to vote absentee must submit an application. That application may be found on the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office website at http://sos.ga.gov/.

Colling explained that voters will have multiple ballots from which to choose.

“They can select nonpartisan, but that’s just the judicial candidates that don’t run with the party, but it is also on the party ballots,” she said. “Nonpartisan and independent are not the same thing. Nonpartisan is like the Superior Court judges, Probate Court judges, Board of Education, those type things. That is all that is on that ballot. There’s no Sheriff there’s no nothing else. If they want to vote of the County Commission, Sheriff, Clerk of Court, that type stuff, they have to either pick a Republican ballot or Democratic ballot.”

Photo identification will also be required of all voters.

That may include any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services; a Georgia driver’s license, even if expired; a valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government, Georgia or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state; a valid U.S. Passport ID; valid U.S. Military photo ID or a valid tribal photo ID.

For additional information, please contact Election Supervisor Terry Colling at 770.467.4245 or tcolling@spaldingcounty.com.

 

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