Early voting for primary has begun

Published 3:39 pm Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Ladson Simmons, a Bainbridge College student who graduated from Grace Christian Academy in 2011, was voting for the first time on Monday at the Fairgrounds, where early voting for the July 31 general primary election is being conducted.

Almost 100 people have cast their ballots in the July 31 general primary election during early voting, which began on Monday at the County Fairgrounds off Vada Road.

63 people voted at the Fairgrounds on Monday, while 25 more had voted as of 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, for a total of 88, said poll worker Zack Calhoun. Joining Calhoun to conduct early voting at the Fairgrounds are Poll Manager Janelle Nelson and poll worker Charlie Mae Phillips.

Early voting will continue Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through July 20.

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There will be a special Saturday early voting day held on July 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., also at the Fairgrounds.

Advance voting, conducted at the Fairgrounds during the week prior to Election Day, will be held from July 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Election Day is July 31, when voting will be conducted at all seven polling places in Decatur County. On that day, registered voters may cast ballots between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.


For more information

Citizens who want to check their voter registration status, locate where they vote, look at a sample ballot and find out more voting-related information can visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page” at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.

Voters can also call the Decatur County Board of Elections office at (229) 243-2087.

Kenneth Cloud, a local minister, at left, is assisted with obtaining his electronic ballot card by Poll Manager Janelle Nelson, right, who said she has been a poll worker for approximately 40 years.