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Early voting starts Monday
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Thanks to early voting in Georgia, you don't have to wait until Feb. 5 to take part in the Super Tuesday presidential primaries.

Advance voting begins Monday across the state, and some counties have more than just the presidential preference primaries on the ballot. Nearby Jackson and Lumpkin counties each will vote on liquor-by-the-drink referendums.

Lumpkin election official Kimberly Pruitt said the referendum on liquor by the drink in the county, as well as the presidential primary, are generating a lot of interest. Pruitt said some 150 people came in to register to vote on Jan. 7, the final day to register to vote in the Georgia primary.

Jackson County voters also will consider permitting liquor-by-the-drink sales on Sundays in unincorporated Jackson County. A $15 million parks and recreation bond also is on the ballot in Jackson. The county would purchase about 340 acres of park land throughout the county and build several recreation fields and facilities.

In Hall, Banks, Dawson, Habersham and White counties, only the primaries are up on Super Tuesday.
Following is a rundown of the early voting locations and times, as well as contact numbers for the elections office in each county:

Hall County
Hall County Elections Office, 2285 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 770-531-6945

Banks County
Banks County Courthouse, 144 Yonah-Homer Road, Homer
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 706-677-6260

Dawson County
Dawson County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, 1 Courthouse Square, Suite 100, Dawsonville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 706-344-3640

Habersham County
Ruby Fulbright Aquatic Center, 120 Paul Franklin Road, Clarkesville
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 706-754-4068

Jackson County
Jackson County Administration Building, 67 Athens St., Jefferson
9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday (advance voting only). 706-367-6377

Lumpkin County
Mountain Education Center, Room 523,123 Mountain View Drive, Dahlonega
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 706-864-6279

White County
White County Courthouse, grand jury room, 59 South Main St., Cleveland
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 706-865-7812

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