Just can’t wait to vote for president of the United States or for sheriff of Madison County?
Well, you can head to the Madison County Registrar’s Office beginning Monday, Sept. 22, to beat the voting rush.
Early voting will be available weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 24, with advanced voting week beginning Oct. 27.
“You do not have to have a reason (to cast an early vote),” said Madison County Registrar Tracy Dean. “You can just come in and vote, but you need to bring a picture ID.”
Voters can still get absentee ballots by mail, but they will need to fill out an application first. Those applications are available online at www.sos.ga.us or www.madisoncountyga.us. Dean said the registrar’s office had already received 310 ballot applications by mail as of Sept. 12, including 26 military applications.
Dean urged people who have not voted in at least two presidential elections, who intend to vote in the 2008 elections, to check with the registrar’s office to make sure they are still registered (706-795-6335).
As of Sept. 2, there were 14,033 registered voters in Madison County, up from 12,938 in January.
Contested local races in the upcoming general election include: