With the upcoming Special Election, Tuesday, November 4 voters need to be educated on voting opportunities and procedures.
Advanced Voting – Advanced voting is part of new legislation that allows citizens to vote in advance (in person) one week prior to the election. Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31, voters can come to the Hall County Registrar’s Office at 275 Dawsonville Highway (at Colonial Lakeshore Mall) and place their ballot. This is NOT absentee voting. It is a convenient opportunity for registered voters to vote early. Touch screen ballots will be used in Advance Voting.
Absentee Voting – Beginning the week of October 6, absentee ballots will be available at the Hall County Registrar’s Office. These ballots are for voters that are planning to be out of town during the election or disabled. You must complete an application and the ballot is mailed to you. These are manual (paper) ballots. Call the Hall County Registrar’s Office, 770-531-6945 for an absentee ballot.
Polling Places – Some polling places may have changed. You should refer to your new voter identification card or call the Registrar’s office to determine the location of your polling place. Polling for City of Gainesville residents is at the Civic Center, Georgia Mountains Center and the Community Services Center. Polling for Flowery Branch, Clermont and Lula is at each city’s City Hall.
Helpful Tips – In the Gainesville City Council elections, everyone votes for a candidate in each ward.
The Gainesville City School Board candidates have no opposition. You vote by ward in this election.
Voters can obtain a sample ballot when published by The Times or at the Hall County Registrar’s office.
It’s a civic duty! Vote in advance, vote absentee or VOTE on NOVEMBER 4. Because voting is more convenient than ever before, there is no excuse not to place your vote! Be sure to take identification (driver’s license) to the polls. Attend the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce political forums (with candidates from Gainesville, Flowery Branch, Lula, Clermont) to update yourself on issues and meet the candidates. We live in a free society with the right and privilege to select our government officials. Be a proud American and VOTE on Tuesday, November 4. Polls are open 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.