Early voting under way in Georgia

Governor, other statewide offices, legislative, county races on ballot

By Steve Patrick - News4Jax digital managing editor

Early voting in this year's general election begins Monday across Georgia.

County voting offices will be open Monday-Friday through Nov. 2. Georgia law also requires the polls to be open on Saturday, Oct. 27, in all 159 counties. There is no voting on Sundays.

Voters don't go to their regular polling places for early voting. Instead, they can choose to go to their county registrar's office or other early voting locations established by county election boards (see list below).

    
GEORGIA VOTER'S GUIDE
Early voting in Nov. 6 general election runs Oct. 15-Nov. 2

• Georgia governor
• Other statewide races
• Georgia amendments and referendums
• Georgia congressional races
• SE Georgia State Senate, House seats
• 
Glynn County races
• Camden County races
• City of Nahunta mayor, city council
• Folkston ballot question
• Homerville ballot question

In-person early voters will use the same touchscreen electronic voting machines the state uses on Election Day.

Absentee-by-mail early voting is also still available. About 45,000 ballots had been mailed through Thursday. That's twice as many as at the same point in the 2014 midterm elections.

Absentee ballots can be requested from your county election office and they must be returned on or before Nov. 6.

During the election four years ago, about 37 percent of voters filled out their ballots before Election Day.

Southeast Georgia early voting locations

Brantley County

  • Board of Elections, 10305 N. Main Street, Nahunta - Weekdays Oct. 15-Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Camden County

  • Woodbine: County administration building, 200 East 4th Street -Weekdays Oct. 15-Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 only: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Kingsland: 333 South Ashley Street, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Kingsland: Recreation Center, 1050 Wildcat Drive - Saturday, Oct. 27 only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • St. Marys: Salvation Army, 1915 Osborne Road - Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct, 27 only, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Charlton County   

  • Elections Office at County Courthouse - 1520 Third Street, Folkston
    Monday-Friday, Oct. 15-Nov. 2,   8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • St. George County Building, 13063 Florida Avenue, St. George - Saturday, Oct. 27 only

Clinch County

  • County Courthouse - 25 Court Square, Homerville - weekdays Oct. 15-Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Glynn County

  • Board of Elections, 1815 Gloucester Street, Brunswick - weekdays Oct. 15-Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Fire Station No. 2, 1929 Demere Road, St. Simons Island - weekdays Oct. 15-Nov. 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Pierce County

  • Courthouse Annex, 312 Nichols Street - weekdays Oct. 15-Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ware County

  • Board of Elections, 408 Tebeau Street, Waycross - weekdays Oct. 15-Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27 - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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