Today last Saturday for early votingBy SARAH FAY CAMPBELL
Today’s the last day to take advantage of Saturday in-person early voting for the general election.
The Coweta County Voter Registration Office will be open today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Cowetans who wish to cast their votes.
Friday will be the last day of voting before the Nov. 6 presidential election.
The voter registration office is located at 22 East Broad Street in downtown Newnan, in the Coweta County Administration Building.
As of Friday, more than 11,000 Cowetans have taken advantage of in-person early voting. Hundreds more are voting in the comfort of their own homes with paper absentee ballots.
If you want to vote an absentee ballot, there is still time. Friday is the last day the voter registration office can mail out the ballots, but voters are urged not to wait that long. The ballots must be back at the voter registration office by 7 p.m. on election day, Nov. 6.
The ballots must be mailed to your home, but can be returned by mail or in person by the voter or a close relative.
For more information on voting with a paper absentee ballot, call 770-254-2615, visit www.sos.georgia.gov/elections , or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org . You can download an absentee ballot application online or get one from the voter registration office. Or voters can simply write down the necessary information on a sheet of paper and mail, fax, or drop it off at the office.
As of 5 p.m. Thursday, 10,050 Cowetans had voted early, according to Joan Hamilton, Coweta voter registrar. Friday’s total was approximately 1,300 at 3:30.
Despite the high turnout, things have gone very smoothly, Hamilton said.
And though the lines may look long, the longest wait has only been about 30 minutes, she said.
Voters have to wait outside because of fire marshal regulations, but once you get to the door, you’re basically at the front of the line.