One Week Left in Early Voting for Stephens Co. Special Election

Early voting is continuing in Stephens County for the special election to fill the remainder of the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission.

Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe are both running to serve out the term, which ends on December 31.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that as of Friday afternoon, just over 350 people had voted early.

“It is kind of slow for a special election,” said Kelley.

Voters can continue to cast ballots early through this week downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

Early voting is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Kelley said that early voting will end on Friday.

“If you have not done your early voting by 5 p.m. on Friday, then you are going to have to go to the (Stephens County) Senior Center, which is the only precinct we have, on Election Day,” said Kelley.  “Election Day is March 18th.”

Voters will need to have a picture ID when heading to the polls.

Kelley said Friday is also the last day to request a mail-in, paper absentee ballot for the special election.

“That will be the last day I will send out absentee ballots,” said Kelley.  “If you receive an absentee ballot, then I need that ballot in by 7 p.m. on March 18th, on Election Day.”

For more information on the special election, call the Stephens County Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954.