Advance voting is next week

Published 6:29 pm Friday, October 23, 2009

Advance voting for the Nov. 3 general municipal elections for Bainbridge and Climax will be conducted starting on Monday, Oct. 26, and ending on Friday, Oct. 30.

People who wish to cast their ballots next week can do so by visiting the Board of Elections and Voter Registration office on the lower floor of the Courthouse Annex, located at 122 W. Water St. in downtown Bainbridge. The office will be open between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day next week. No voting will be conducted on Monday, Nov. 2, the day before Election Day.

Registered voters must show photo identification when voting in person, including the following:

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 Georgia driver’s licenses (either valid or unexpired);

 Valid ID card issued by the federal government or State of Georgia;

 Valid ID card for employees of the federal, state or any local government;

 Valid U.S. passports, military photo IDs, valid tribal photo ID.

A free voter ID card can be obtained from the Decatur County Board of Elections and Registration, located at 122 W. Water St., or from the Georgia Department of Driver Services office in Colquitt, Ga.

For more information or to ask questions, voters can call the Georgia Secretary of State’s Elections Division tollfree at (877) 725-9797 or call the Board of Elections and Registration at 243-2087.

People who wish to have their absentee ballot sent to them are not required to provide ID and may obtain ballots by calling 243-2087.

Voters who are unsure of where they vote can use the Secretary of State’s polling place locator at or call the Board of Elections and Registration.