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Voter registration deadline is today
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Register to vote

Online: Secretary of State’s website, www.mvp.sos.ga.gov

In person: Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville

Request an absentee ballot

Call: Hall County Elections Office at 770-531-6945

Download: Visit the Secretary of State’s website, sos.ga.gov/index.php/Elections/absentee_voting_in_georgia

Sample ballots

Visit: Hall County Elections website, www.hallcounty.org/judicial/jud_elections.asp

Hall County’s contested primary races

Hall County Board of Commissioners, District 1: Ken Cochran, R-Flowery Branch; Kathy Cooper, R-Chestnut Mountain

Hall County Board of Education, At-large: Bill Thompson, R-Oakwood (incumbent); Paul Wayne Godfrey, R-Flowery Branch

Hall County Board of Education, Post 2: Traci Lawson McBride, R-Braselton; Mark Pettitt, R-Chestnut Mountain; Brian Sloan, R-Chestnut Mountain (incumbent)

Online

Go to gainesvilletimes.com/elections for a list of races involving local candidates, including links to their campaign websites. Stories on some of the races will be posted there as well, following publication this week in the print edition.

Today is the voter registration deadline for the May 20 primary election.

Georgians are now being offered paperless voter registration options that Secretary of State Brian Kemp said he expects to save time and money.

Georgia voters with a valid state driver’s license may access online registration through the “My Voter Page” on the Secretary of State’s website. Android and Apple mobile users can now access the “GA Voter” application.

Voters also can check their registration status, polling locations and retrieve a sample ballot from the website.

According to the Secretary of State’s office, 6,096 Georgians had registered to vote online as of Thursday.

Hall County residents can also register to vote at the county elections office.

Director of Elections Charlotte Sosebee said the registration deadline typically results in a busy day for her office.
“I believe Monday we’ll get a lot of phone calls ... and people coming in,” she said.

Voters also still have time to request an application to receive an absentee ballot by calling or visiting the Hall County elections office, or downloading one from the Secretary of State’s website.

According to the county elections office, 227 absentee ballots were mailed by April 18.

Meanwhile, early voting in Hall County begins April 28 and runs through May 16.

There are currently about 95,000 registered voters in Hall County, according to Sosebee.