Early voting begins Monday in Georgia


Three weeks of early voting in this year's presidential and statewide elections begins Monday across Georgia.

County voting offices will be open Monday-Friday through the first week of November. Georgia law also requires the polls to be open on Saturday, Oct. 29, in all 159 counties for Georgians to vote in the Nov. 8 general election. There will be no voting on Sundays.

Voters will not go to their regular polling places for early voting. Instead, they can choose to go to their county's registrar's office, or other early voting locations established by county election boards. 

WHERE TO VOTE: Early voting locations, times by county
WHAT'S ON THE BALLOT: Southeast Georgia voter's guide

Last week, Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that 74,425 Georgians took advantage of the state’s online voter registration system to register to vote or update voter information to take part in the election.

Currently, there are over 6.5 million registered voters in the Peach State.

In addition to the headliners on the ballot -- Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump -- Libertarian Gary Johnson's name is also on the presidential ballot in Georgia. There are more than a dozen qualified write-in candidates:  Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Marc Urbach, Cherunda Fox, Claire Elisabeth Elliott, Darrell Castle, David C. Byrne, Evan McMullin, Laurence Kotlikoff, Loren Collins, Michael L. Smith, Mike Maturen, Ricky Muhammad, Robert Buchanan, Sandra Wilson, Scott Cubbler, Stephen L. Allen and Thomas Hoefling.

There are also statewide races for U.S. Senate, a Public Service Commission seat, four constitutional amendments, and state Senate and House races in many districts and local races in most southeast Georgia counties.