12K Cast Early Ballots in Cherokee
That number is "much higher than the 2008 general primary," the director of elections and voter registration said.
A controversial transportation referendum and a number of competitive local races drove more early voters to the polls this year than four years ago, Cherokee's director of elections and voter registration said Friday.
When the early voting period that began July 9 closed Friday night, 12,073 of the county's 139,039 registered voters had cast ballots in person.
"Much higher than the 2008 general primary," elections supervisor Janet Munda said.
In 2008, a total of 2,177 people voted early. Another 883 requested mail-in ballots.
"There are many contested races at the local level and the TSPLOST seems to have gained a lot of interest amongst the voters," Munda said.
Most residents—nearly 4,900—voted at the Cherokee County Elections and Voter Registration Office in Canton. About 2,301 voters made the Rose Creek Public Library the second-most popular spot to cast an in-person ballot.
Election Day is Tuesday. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Don't know where to vote? Use this poll locator to find it.
And don't forget to bring identification with you. Acceptable forms of ID include:
- Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free Voter ID Card issued by the county registrar's office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services.
- 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
Early Voting: By the Numbers