Early voting will be held Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., only at the elections office on the lower level of the county administration building at 423 College St. in Carrollton.
Sample ballots are available on the county website, elections.carrollcountyga.com. These are composite sample ballots and the contests that people will vote on will depend on where they live.
“This is a primary election and voters have to select a party ballot, either Republican, Democratic or non-partisan,” said County Elections Supervisor Becky Deese. “The non-partisan ballot has only the non-partisan races and T-SPLOST referendum on it.”
Deese noted that selecting a party ballot in this election is not a party registration and does not obligate a person to vote in that party primary in future elections.
By state law, one Saturday early voting day will be observed. In Carroll County, it will be on July 21, with voting hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The last day to vote early in the elections office will be July 27, Deese said.
“All voting on election day must be done in your assigned precinct,” she said. “If you don’t know your precinct, you can find it on the Georgia Secretary of State website, www.sos.georgia.gov/MVP.”
The last day the elections office will send out absentee ballots is July 27, so applications for absentee ballots must be in by then. The absentee ballot must be back in the elections office by 7 p.m. on election day to be counted. Military and overseas ballots can be accepted up to the Friday after election, as long as they are postmarked on or before election day.
Absentee ballot application forms are available online at the secretary of state or county website, or by calling the county elections office.
In a Thursday court ruling, U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones ordered Georgia’s secretary of state to extend the deadline to accept absentee ballots from military service members or citizens living overseas. The order would apply only in the event of an Aug. 21 runoff election and would extend the deadline for receiving absentee ballots to Aug. 31 and requires ballot requests be sent by express mail.
Contests on the ballots will include U.S. representatives, state senators and representatives, county commissioners, school board members, nonpartisan judicial races and the 1-cent T-SPLOST referendum.
A referendum on Sunday sales of beer and wine will only be on the ballot for voters living inside the Temple city limists.
Both Republican and Democratic ballots will have some non-binding, straw poll questions which were put on the ballot by the parties to sample how voters feel on certain issues.
Anyone with questions about voting or the ballot can call the county elections office at 770-830-5823.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.