Early voting ends today at 4:30
From Staff Reports
Today is the last day of early voting for the Nov. 6 presidential election.
The Coweta County Voter Registration Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for early voting. Voters who are in line at 4:30 will be allowed to vote.
Items on the ballot include the presidential race, two seats on the Georgia Public Service Commission, two constitutional amendments, and two local races: Coweta County Commission District Five and Georgia House of Representatives District 132.
Early voting has been very popular this year.
As of 2:30 Wednesday, a total of 16,694 people had voted early at the Coweta County Voter Registration Office.
Those votes alone constitute a voter turnout of 23 percent, said Jane Scoggins, Coweta’s elections superintendent.
In addition to the early voting numbers, the voter registration office has mailed out 3,151 paper absentee ballots and received back 2,232. If all the paper ballots are returned, the early/absentee turnout will be 27 percent — and that doesn’t include those who voted on Thursday.
In comparison, total turnout for the July 31 primary and TSPLOST vote was only 27.18 percent.
The turnout for the 2008 presidential election was 67 percent.
If you have a paper absentee ballot, it must arrive in the voter registration office by 7 p.m. on election night. When the ballot is postmarked doesn’t matter. You can mail your ballot in, or it can be hand delivered by the voter. Disabled or elderly voters can have their ballots delivered by a close family member.
Voters can check their registration, district information and polling place, and even view their custom sample ballots, by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at www.sos.georgia.gov/MVP .
Those without internet access can check their status or get more information by calling the voter registration office at 770-254-2615.
The office is located at 22 East Broad Street in downtown Newnan in the Coweta County Administration Building.
All registered Coweta County voters are eligible for early voting. If you recently registered and haven’t received your voter registration card yet, that’s OK, you can still vote as long as you registered by the Oct. 9 deadline. If you’re unsure of your status, check the MVP site listed above or contact the voter registration office.