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Hurricane Michael has forced changes to precincts for election day voting

Because of Hurricane Michael, some of the polling locations must be relocated. The Coliseum precinct is moving to the Kirbo Center at the College because FEMA needs the Coliseum as it assists survivors of the hurricane; and, Climax is moving to the Climax City Hall because of damage to the Climax Volunteer Fire Department.

Advance, or early, voting will continue to Friday, Nov. 2, at the Elections Office only, located at 122 W. Water St next to the Courthouse. The Fairgrounds polling location is closed to advance voting but will reopen as a normal Election Day polling location on Nov. 6.

Advance voting hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We encourage voters in precincts that are being relocated to take advantage of early voting or request a mail-in ballot if you have concerns about voting at those polling locations, or any of the other locations.

If you are mistakenly in a precinct other than the one you are registered in, it is your choice to either vote a provisional ballot at the incorrect precinct or travel to your precinct to cast your ballot on a voting machine. If time is a concern, please vote provisionally. There is no guarantee you would be able to vote in every race you are entitled to vote in if at an incorrect precinct, but most votes on your provisional ballot will count if simply voting out of precinct. This only applies if you are voting within the county you are registered in.

Also, if the poll workers are having a hard time finding your voting record in the database on Election Day, please request a provisional ballot so our office can continue to research your voter registration information.

WHERE TO GO ON ELECTION DAY

Decatur County has nine precincts. The Elections Office at the Courthouse Annex is not a voting location on Election Day. The nine precincts – which has some changes noted because of Hurricane Michael — are the following:

ATTAPULGUS

Attapulgus Community Center

405 E. Griffin Ave.

Attapulgus, GA 39815

BRINSON

Brinson Municipal Building

179 Clifton St.

Brinson, GA 39825

CLIMAX

Climax City Hall

105 Drane St.

Climax, GA 39834

COLISEUM

Charles H. Kirbo Regional Center

Southern Regional Technical College

2500 Shotwell St.

Bainbridge, GA 39819

FAIRGROUNDS

Chamber 1 building

1211 Vada Road

Bainbridge, GA 39817

KENDRICK

Kendrick Volunteer Fire Department

2931 Spring Creek Road

Brinson, GA 39825

MOUNT PLEASANT

Mount Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department

119 Deese Road

Bainbridge, GA 39817

RECOVERY

Recovery Volunteer Fire Department

164 River Road

Bainbridge, GA 39819

WEST BAINBRIDGE

Old West Bainbridge Middle School

1417 Dothan Road

Bainbridge, GA 39817