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Thousands in area take advantage of early voting
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The Times' guide to the 2008 election

Where to vote 

Hall County

Hall County Elections and Voter Registration Office

2285 Browns Bridge Road, Suite 2

Gainesville, GA 30501

Telephone: 770-531-6945

Banks County

Banks County Courthouse Annex

150 Hudson Ridge

Homer, GA 30547

Telephone: 706-677-6260

Habersham County

Habersham County Courthouse

555 Monroe St., Unit 45

Clarkesville, GA 30523

Telephone: 706-754-4068

Jackson County

Chief Registrar

Administrative Building

67 Athens St.

Jefferson, GA 30549

Telephone: 706-367-6377

Lumpkin County

Mountain Education Center

123 Mountain View Drive, Room 523

Dahlonega, GA 30533

Telephone: 706-864-6279

Forsyth County

Forsyth County Administration Building

110 E. Main St., Suite 200

Cumming, GA 30040

Telephone: 770-781-2118

White County

White County Courthouse

59 S. Main St., Suite C

Cleveland, GA 30528

Telephone: 706-865-2225

Dawson County

Dawson County Board of Elections and Voter Registration

462 Memory Lane, Suite 150

Dawsonville, GA 30534

Telephone: 706-344-3640

While more than 20,000 voters in Hall and surrounding counties have taken advantage of Georgia’s early voting period, there’s still time for more people to jump on the bandwagon.

Most Georgia counties began the early voting process Sept. 22, but some counties — including Hall, Forsyth and Habersham — began early voting Sept. 19.

Since early voting began, Hall County has recorded the highest number of early ballots out of all other nearby counties.

"So far we’ve had more than 7,000 early voters, and more people keep coming in," said Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter, interim director of the Hall County Elections and Voter Registration Office.

Nearby Forsyth County comes in second with nearly 5,000 early voters, and Lumpkin County is third with slightly more than 2,000 recorded early voters.

Oct. 6 marked the last day that Georgia residents could register in order to participate in the Nov. 4 election.

Prior to the cutoff, election officials say they noticed an increase in voter registration.

"We were slammed on Monday (Oct. 6). We had a lot of people coming in just to register," said Glenda Ferguson, the election supervisor for Dawson County.

Early voting will continue through Oct. 31, although during the week of Oct. 27 the process is labeled as "advanced voting."

Voters must present a photo ID before being permitted to cast a ballot.

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