Early voting is under way in Georgia

By Lynda Figueredo - bioemail

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Georgians who think they might not be able to make it to the polls on election day are heading out early to cast their vote.

Early voting for the Nov. 2 general election is under way all over the state.

Voters can check the Georgia Secretary of State's office website for early voting locations and hours, or simply call your local elections board for more information. However, be sure to bring one of the six accepted forms of photo identification.

Voters will select their preferred candidate in a number of races including governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general and decide on several issues.

"What they need to know is there are five proposed constitutional amendments and one statewide referendum question on the ballot. If they would review those before they come in, I think the process would go much easier for them," said Voter Registration Office Director Sandra Williams.

"I feel very strongly about voting today and early and I hope alot of other people will too," said Voter Clifford L. Butler.

Absentee ballots, issued through the mail, are also available starting Monday. The early voting period will continue through Friday, Oct. 22. The general election will be held Nov. 2. If you haven't registered to vote, you must do so by Oct. 4.

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