“We had 842 voting today,” Carrol County Elections Supervisor Becky Deese said after the polls closed at 4:30 p.m. Friday. “That brought our total for the week to 3,789. It was a very good day today, with a steady stream of people coming through all day. Even with the long lines, the average voter got through the process in 10 to 15 minutes.”
Deese said early morning and mid-afternoon seem to be the slowest times. Lunch time is very busy, she said.
Polls will again be open for advance voting this week, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on weekdays only at the Carroll County Elections Office, 423 College St. in Carrollton. A Saturday voting session will be held Oct. 27 when polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the final week of advance voting, Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, the elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Also, during that final week, a second advance voting site will be open at Powell Park Arts Center, 423 Leslie Drive, Villa Rica, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Advance voting ends at 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2. No voting of any kind will be held on Monday, Nov. 5. Voters on election day, Nov. 6, must vote at their assigned precinct. Information on voter precinct location is available online at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.
Voters must have a valid photo I.D. when voting early. According to the Georgia Secretary of State, acceptable photo IDs include:
• Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free voter ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS).
• A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired.
• Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state.
• Valid U.S. passport ID.
• Valid U.S. military photo ID.
• Valid tribal photo ID.
No campaigning is allowed within 150 feet of any precinct during voting times. Prohibited materials within the voting area are signs (including signs on vehicles), T-shirts and stickers. Voters are not allowed to discuss candidates among themselves or with the elections staff within any polling place or within 25 feet of any voter standing in line.