Today is the last day of Early Voting for the Republican Nomination for the 9th US Congressional District Run-off between Doug Collins and Martha Zoller.
Early voting this time around is a lot shorter than it was during the General Primary Election. Chief Registrar of Elbert County Charlotte Ward said that voters have been trickling in.
“Voter turnout has been a little slow, we have averaged about thirty to forty voters a day.” said Ward. “We are hoping with today being the last day, that we have a better turnout.”
Ward said that those who voted a democratic ballot will not be able to vote in this run-off.
“Please keep in mind that this is a Republican run-off. If you voted Republican in the General Primary, Voted Non-Partisan, or did not vote at all; you are welcome to come in and vote for the run-off.” said Ward.
Polls will open at 8:00am and remain open until 5:00pm. After the polls close today, they will remain closed until August 21st when they will open back up at 7:00am and stay open until 7:00pm.
Ward also said that early voting for the November General Election is that that far out.
“Since the conversation is out in the community about elections, we want to make sure that we start preparing our records for the November General Election. Please for if any reason you think you are not a registered voter, give us a call and we will get you registered.” said Ward.
To inquire about your voter status you can go by the Elbert County Registrar’s Office in person at their location at the Elbert County Government Complex, or you can call them at (706) 283-2012.