You can vote early or wait until election day, but we encourage you to vote

A week from today -- Nov. 2 -- is General Election Day in Coweta County, in Georgia and across the entire United States. Here is Coweta County all polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day for voting. Because a heated governor's race, a U.S. Senate race, other statewide races, plus local races and constitutional amendments are all on the ballot, there's a good chance there will be some lines at the polling places here in Coweta on Nov. 2. If you want to avoid those possible election day lines, there is still an opportunity to vote early -- before election day. Here's how to vote early: The Coweta County Voter Registration Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday for early voting. The registration office is in the Coweta County administration building at 22 East Broad St. in downtown Newnan.
Early voting has been going on for more than a month, and the number of voters casting ballots early has increased in the past couple of weeks. Last week about 250 voters a day were casting ballots at the registration office, but officials said, "We have not had any long lines at all but ... it has been a steady process of people coming in." We suspect the early voting numbers will increase this week as election day draws nearer, but the wait for early voting may be shorter than the wait on election day. We encourage all registered voters to cast their ballots in this important election. If you wait until election day to vote, usually the largest crowds are in the early morning hours shortly after the polls open at 7 a.m., around lunchtime and late in the afternoon before polls close at 7 p.m. The ideal time for the shortest waits on election day is often in the mid-morning hours and mid-afternoon hours on election day.


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