Early Voting Ends Today

Time is running out to vote early for Tuesday’s primary election in Stephens County.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said those who have not voted early and wish to do so can do so today starting at 8 a.m. today downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

“Today is the last day to vote early,” said Kelley. “We are here until 5 p.m.”

Those who do not vote today will vote Tuesday at the Senior Center, said Kelley.

Voters will need a picture ID and will have to choose which ballot style they want, whether it be Democrat, Republican, or non-partisan.

Stephens County voters are choosing winners in a number of local races, including three contested Stephens County Commission races, three contested Stephens County Board of Education races, and the 28th District State House of Representatives race.

All of those races only have Republican candidates and are on the Republican ballot only. Barring a certified write-in candidate, the winner of Tuesday’s primary in those races will win the seat.

Voters in Stephens County are also voting in a contested 9th District U.S. Representative Republican primary and primaries on both the Democratic and Republican ballots for numerous state races.

Early voting started back on April 28.

Kelley said it has gone well to this point.

“It has been a little bit slower, but it has been picking up this week,” said Kelley. “We are over 1200 people at this point in time, which is putting us over about 10 percent, so we are doing good.”

Meanwhile, voters still also have time to request a mail-in, paper absentee ballot.

However, Kelley said today is also the last day to do that.

“If you want one of those, I need it in writing today in order for me to mail it out by 5 p.m.,” said Kelley.

For more information on voting, contact the Stephens County Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954.