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Georgia Election Day: Early Voting and Absentee Ballots

Georgia Election Day: Early Voting and Absentee Ballots

Georgia Appeals Court Upholds Ruling Allowing Early Voting on Saturday, Nov. 3, by Stephen Sprouse.

November 1, 2012

With polls closed for the 2012 presidential election in Georgia on Sunday, Sept. 27, and Election Day being Tuesday, Nov. 2, some voters in the state may need to head to early voting sites on Saturday.

Under former Gov. Sonny Perdue’s early voting guidelines, absentee voting could take place Saturday, Sept. 27, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. at locations across the state. Election officials in Douglas County say that’s not a problem, as they have several locations that take absentee ballots from absentee recipients.

“Those are the only locations available at the end of the day on Saturday,” said Doug Jones, of Douglas County elections office. Jones said that the only thing to watch for is any problems between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday.

“We really hope all the voters are in. If they are, they’ll have a chance to cast their own ballot,” he said.

The early voting rules in Georgia also apply to Tuesday’s general election. The latest information on absentee voting is at the following links:

Election Day: Georgia’s Day of Voting: Early Voting and Absentee Ballots. Georgia’s Election: Nov. 2: Early Voting will begin at 7 a.m. and continue through 7 p.m. There will be early voting sites across the state, including in some counties with early voting limitations. The state Board of Elections has not imposed any limits on early voting, and early voting can occur at:

Douglas County: Douglas County has more than 20 Early Voting locations available for use on Election Day.

Fulton County: Five sites are available at each location, and Fulton County Elections can accommodate up to four additional locations for an additional $2.50 each.

Mercer County: Mercer County has three early voting sites available for use on Election Day.

There are two locations available in the Forsyth County Board of Elections office, which will be staffed on Election

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