Early Voting Underway in Stephens Co.

Early voting is getting underway today in Stephens County for the November election.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that early voting will take place downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

“We are here Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,” said Kelley. “We are open through lunch. When they come into vote, they just need to remember to bring a picture ID. The one thing about the November election, voters do not have to declare a party or choose a ballot style.”

Kelley went on to say that voters looking for more information are also encouraged to stop by her office.

“We do have sample ballots,” said Kelley. “There are some constitutional amendments on the ballot and I do have explanations from the Secretary of State’s office (on those amendments).”

The Registrar’s Office is located on the ground floor of the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa. People can call the office at 706-886-8954.

More information can also be found online at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office website at www.sos.ga.gov.

Besides the presidential election, voters in Stephens County will cast ballots in two area races of note. One of those is the 9th Congressional District race between Doug Collins and Jody Cooley. The other is the race for District 3, Post 2 on the Stephens County Board of Education between Curtis Waters and Jim Ledford.