Special Election Early Voting Ends Today in Stephens Co.

Time is running out for those who want to vote early in the special election to fill the unexpired term of the late Harold Andrews on the Stephens County Commission.

Stephens County Registrar Theresa Kelley said that today is the last day for those who wish to cast their ballots early to do so.

“It ends at 5 p.m. today,” said Kelley.  “We will be here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  You need to bring a picture ID.  If you do not vote today, you will have to go to the SeniorCenter, which is the only poll we have, to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.”

Early voting takes place downstairs in the Stephens County Government Building in downtown Toccoa.

Today is also the last day to ask for a mail-in, paper absentee ballot for the special election from the Registrar’s Office.

Those mail-in paper absentee ballots must be returned to the Registrar’s Office by 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

To request a mail-in paper ballot or find out other information related to this special election, contact the Stephens County Registrar’s Office at 706-886-8954.

Voters in this special election are choosing between Republicans Michelle Grafton and Ralph Stowe.

The winner of this election will serve on the Stephens County Commission through December 31.

Grafton and Stowe are also both running against each other to serve a full, four-year term on the Stephens County Commission that would start on January 1.