Early Voting on the Horizon

September 20, 2013

Early voting is just over three weeks away from taking place in the Bowman and Elberton municipal elections.

Elbert County Probate Judge Stephanie Hewell explains what early voters in the cities can expect when that time arrives.

“You have to be sure you are registered in that municipality, but you will have to have your photo ID ready, you will then fill out an absentee ballot application and once that is filled out they will mark your name on a voter’s list, and once you are finished voting you will seal it in an envelope and deposit it into the ballot box where it is kept until election night”, said Hewell.

Early voting will be held at each of the respective city halls beginning on October 14th at 8:30am until 4:30pm each day until Friday November 1st.

In Bowman, city hall is closed from 12:00pm until 1:00pm for lunch, so no early voting will take place during that time frame.

Those who can not vote early in person can request an absentee ballot be mailed to them by contacting Elberton Election Superintendent and City Clerk Cindy Churney at (706) 213-3105.

Same goes for Bowman residents, but they will need to contact Bowman City Hall at (706) 245-5432