Coweta voters go to polls TuesdayBy SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
Tuesday is election day, and polling places throughout Coweta will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
If you’re unsure of where you should vote, you can call the Coweta County Voter Registration Office at 770-254-2615 or visit the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp . The information on the MVP will tell you your polling place and what districts you vote in. It will even link you to a map and directions to your polling place.
Acceptable forms of ID are a Georgia driver’s license — even if expired — a valid Georgia state photo ID card, a valid U.S Passport, a valid tribal ID, a valid U.S. military photo ID or any other valid state or federally-issued photo ID, including a voter ID card issued by the voter registration office or Department of Driver’s Services, or a valid work ID from any branch of federal, state, or local government.
If you don’t have a photo ID, you can have one made, for free, at the voter registration office, located in the Coweta County Administration Building, 22 East Broad Street in downtown Newnan.
If you have any questions or concerns once you get to your voting machine — such as worries that you got the wrong ballot or that a race is not on there that you thought should be, make sure to take care of them before hitting the “cast ballot” button. Poll workers can help with any concerns, but once the ballot is cast, it can’t be changed.
Election results will be posted at www.coweta.ga.us .
Results will also be posted on the Georgia Secretary of State’s site, www.sos.ga.gov/elections . The SOS office is rolling out its new “election night reporting” system.
“Our agency’s new ENR system is a great resource for Georgia voters,” said Secretary of State Brian Kemp. “Information will be distributed efficiently, be interactive, and be able to be broken down to the precinct level,” he said.
More than 3,500 Cowetans have already cast their ballots.
As of 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2,808 early voters had cast their ballots at the voter registration office. About 275 more had voted by mid-afternoon Friday, said Voter Registrar Joan Hamilton. The office had also received roughly 550 paper absentee ballots.
“We’ve got quite a few that are still out,” Hamilton said. Absentee ballots must be in Hamilton’s office by 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Early voting went quite smoothly, said Hamilton. “We can say that our new larger area has been wonderful,” she said of the new quarters in the County Administration Building. “I think the people have not had to wait in line more than a very few minutes.”
For more information visit www.sos.ga.gov/elections or call 770-254-2615.