Early voting in Georgia ends today, giving voters a final chance to cast a ballot before Tuesday’s primary.
Races for U.S. Senate and House seats plus countywide posts are on the primary ballot. Voters can cast a Republican or Democratic ballot or choose to vote only in the nonpartisan races included on both.
Hall County Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee says 2,455 voters had voted early through Thursday and is projecting an overall turnout of 35 percent.
Statewide voter turnout has been strong, according to Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
Among the races contested is the U.S. Senate seat held by Johnny Isakson, who faces Republican challengers , while one of four Democrats will face the winner in November. Three Republicans also are seeking a Public Service Commission post.
In Hall and other North Georgia counties, voters can select among five GOP candidates for the 9th District House seat, plus candidates for the state legislature, Board of Commissioners and school board. Each party also has nonbinding ballot questions on various issues.
Early voting is available in Hall from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville, and other local election offices. Check your county registrar for specific sites.
Voters should be registered and provide a photo ID card in one of the following forms: a Georgia driver’s license (even if expired or suspended); valid state or federal government photo ID; valid U.S. passport with photo; valid government employee photo ID (city, county, state or federal); valid U.S. military photo ID; or tribal photo ID. Those without photo ID may obtain free voter ID card at an elections office or Department of Driver Services.
Voting Tuesday will be held 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at local precincts. To find your voting site, visit www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.