The first week of early voting in Elbert County is drawing to a close.
Early voting began Monday, and will continue until May 16th.
Those wishing to early vote can do so at the Elbert County Registrar’s Office located at the Elbert County Government Complex between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm until the deadline.
Elbert County Chief Registrar Charlotte Ward says for the primary election, voters have the choice of voting a Republican, Democrat, or non-partisan ballot.
“Our election going on right now is a primary election, it’s Democrat, Republican, and we do have a Non-Partisan ballot that has all the Non-Partisan offices on there. It will not have a Democrat or Republican name, Says Ward.”
Ward says the deadline to register to vote in the primaries has already passed, but that that there is still plenty of time to register to be able to vote during the November election.
“If you want to go ahead and register, you still have not registered, You will still be able to vote in the November General Election. So please call us or come by, you can go online. In fact Georgia was one of the first states that kicked off registering online, just to secretarial states website and click on my voter page and it will allow you to register to vote, Explains Ward.”
Another item on the primary ballot that shouldn’t be overlooked is a proposed ¾ mill increase of Elbert County’s millage rate, which is for the purpose of funding economic development.
Ward says that Photo ID is required to vote, which can include your driver’s license, gun permit, passport, or any other form of government issued ID.
For more information about your voter registration information, the early voting process, or about the ballot you can contact the registrar’s office at (706) 283-2012.