Want to avoid the line November 4? Advance voting starts Monday

Mon, 09/15/2008 - 1:09pm
By: John Thompson

Fayette County Elections Supervisor Tom Sawyer confirmed Monday afternoon that residents can do advance voting for the November 4 election starting September 22.
Previously, 45 days before the election, only absentee voting was allowed. But a law that was passed during the last legislative session now allows "no reason voting" to start Monday.
"Previously, you would have to be out of town, but this year anyone can come into the elections office and vote," said Sawyer.
The major provision of this law allows for in-person absentee voting without a particular reason beginning 45 days prior to the November 4 election date. The elections office located at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, Suite 209, will be the only location open allowing “early voting” for Fayette County residents beginning September 22. Again, no reason will be required in order to vote from September 22 through October 31. Voting will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The week before the November election, October 27-October 31 will be referred to as “Advanced Voting Week”, and three additional voting locations, in addition to Suite 209, will be open. These locations are the Public Meeting room located at 140 Stonewall Avenue West, the Peachtree City Library and the Tyrone Library. All four locations will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. In addition, the office is currently accepting “Voting by Mail” applications for mail-in absentee voting. All 36 of the county’s voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. November 4th for the General Election.

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