Early Voting Ongoing in Stephens Co.

Early voting is continuing for the November election in Stephens County.

It started back on October 14 at the Stephens County Registrar’s Office.

So far, Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that it is running smoothly with no problems.

“It is going pretty well for a special election,” said Kelley.  “We have got about 350 people (voting as of Wednesday), which is not bad for a special election.”

Those who have not voted yet still have time to cast their ballots early.

Voters throughout StephensCounty are casting ballots in the SPLOST VI special election.  If approved, that would continue the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in Stephens County.

Meanwhile, voters in Martin are also casting ballots in a mayoral election between incumbent Don Foster and challenger Thomas Looney.

Kelley said early voting continues both today, as well as throughout next week.

“Next week is the last week to vote early,” said Kelley.

Early voting is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, through November 1.

Kelley said that if people do not vote before next Friday, they will have to go to the StephensCountySeniorCenter on Election Day to vote in the SPLOST election, while Martin voters will also have to go to the MartinCommunity   Center for that town’s mayoral election.

“If you want to vote on both elections, it would be easier to vote at the Registrar’s Office,” said Kelley.

Early voting takes place downstairs in the StephensCountyGovernmentBuilding in downtown Toccoa.

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

Also, voters will need a picture ID when heading to the polls.