Deadline to register to vote for Bainbridge election is Oct. 5

Published 8:51 pm Friday, October 2, 2015

The deadline to register to vote for the City of Bainbridge’s District A, Seat 4 election is Monday, Oct. 5.

The election for the seat being vacated by long time City Councilman Luther Conyers is being contested among Kregg Close, Frank Grayson Flowers and Olive Wedderburn.

U.S. citizens in Decatur County may register to vote three different ways – by visiting the Decatur County Board of Elections Office and filling out a voter registration application, by going to the Secretary of State’s online registration website or by going to the Department of Driver Services office on Airport Road in Bainbridge. If applying to vote in the Nov. 3 election, the application must be completed by the end of the day, which if doing it in person at the county office must be done by 5 p.m. Monday.

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Advance voting for the election will begin on Monday, Oct. 12, at 8 a.m. The advance voting locations are the Fairgrounds located at 1211 Vada Road and the newly opening Courthouse Annex, which is the Board of Elections Office located at 122 W. Water St. The Fairgrounds advance voting location will continue to be the site with more voting machines and personnel to assist voters.

On Election Day, Nov. 3, only four precincts have voters eligible to vote in the city election – the Coliseum, Fairgrounds, West Bainbridge and Mount Pleasant precincts. Please remember to bring your photo ID with you when voting.

To see if you are registered to vote and if you are a resident within the City of Bainbridge’s District A, please go to the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, My Voter Page.

At that website, you may also request an absentee mail-in ballot, change your address, find your polling location and print or email your precinct card.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Decatur County Board Elections Office at (229) 243-2087, or email us at

Written by Carol Heard.