Early Voting Starts Today

Early voting starts today in Stephens County for the November election.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said early voting begins today at 8 a.m. downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

“You can vote either in the county SPLOST special election or you can vote in the town of Martin election,” said Kelley.  “If you live in the town of Martin and you want to vote for both the county and city election, you can do both here.  If not, on Election Day, you will have to go to two different places, the community center in the town of Martin and then the Senior Center, to vote in the SPLOST election.”

Stephens County voters are casting ballots on SPLOST VI, a continuation of the county’s one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Meanwhile, voters who live in the town of Martin are also casting ballots in a contested mayoral election between incumbent Mayor Don Foster and challenger Thomas Looney.

Early voting will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Stephens County Government Building through Friday, November 1.

Kelley says there is no Saturday voting this year because there are no federal or state races on the ballot.

She also reminds voters will need to have a picture ID with them when heading to the polls.

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