The first week of Early Voting in Elbert County is in the books, and so far voter turnout has been exceptionally strong.
Robin Webb, who is with the Elbert County Registrar’s Office, had an interesting statistic regarding Early Voting so far.
“Early voting has been very successful; over ten percent of our registered voters have cast ballots during the first four days of advanced voting”, said Webb.
At the end of Friday, October 19th, there was a total of 263 walk in early voters. That put the total number of walk in early voters up to 1,345. With the 303 absentee ballots received so far, the total number of early voters is well over sixteen hundred.
For those who are unsure about what to expect when early voting, Webb lays out the whole process.
“They will give us their ID, and we will locate them on our EZ Vote System. We will print them an application that they sign twice, and then they will receive a voter card, and they will actually vote on the machine”, said Webb. “It can be as quick as a ten minute process, and there is only about a thirty second wait to have your application printed.”
There are still two more weeks left in the early voting period. If you have any questions about early voting, or your voter status, contact the Elbert County Registrar’s Office at (706) 283-2012