Key 2016 election dates
May 24: Georgia state primary (for congressional and local offices); early voting starts May 2, runoff date July 26
July 18-21: Republican convention, Cleveland
July 25-28: Democratic convention, Philadelphia
Oct. 11: Registration deadline for general election
Oct. 17: Early voting begins for general election
Nov. 8: Election Day
Hall County elections officials are gearing up for what is expected to be a large turnout in the May primaries, with a sample ballot now available for voters to review before casting their ballot.
Absentee ballots will be mailed at the end of this week and can be requested until May 20.
Voters can request a Republican, Democratic or non-partisan ballot.
Voter registration deadline is April 26. Nearly 1,800 voter registration applications have recently been received (which includes new voters, changes of address, etc.) while 22 have been flagged for removal (felonies, other prohibitions).
Advance voting begins May 2 and ends May 20 (Monday through Friday each week) at the Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville.
Early voting will also be held Saturday, May 14 at three locations: Hall County Government Center; North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville; and Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch.
A second Saturday with a fourth location (the East Hall Community Center) may be added in the November general election.