Early voting in Georgia: What you need to know

Several new early voting locations open in Chatham County
Several new early voting locations open in Chatham County

SAVANNAH, Ga. – In three weeks millions of Americans will head to the polls to pick who will lead their communities and the county.

Yet many will not show up to their local libraries, churches, or schools on November 8 because they already proclaimed their decision through early voting.

In the state of Georgia, registered voters are able to cast their ballots as early as October 17 through November 4.

Early voting in Chatham County plays a significant rolls in the voting process. In 2012, according to the Chatham County Board of Elections, more than 40 percent of registered voters participated in early voting.

Already the county has seen more than a thousand early voters in its first two days.

If you want to cast an early vote in Chatham County, below is important information to keep in mind before stepping into the voting booth.

  • Registered voter must bring one of the six approved forms of photo identification to their specified voting location. Those forms include:
    • Georgia drivers license, can be expired
    • Military ID
    • Tribal ID
    • Government issued ID
    • Voter Access Card
    • Passport
  • Early voting takes place in Georgia from October 17- November 4,
  • Voters can cast their ballot at the Chatham County Board of Elections at 1117 Eisenhower Drive.
    • *After October 31, added voting locations will be opened at the Savannah Civic Center, Mosquito Control, Islands Library and Southwest Library.
  • Chatham County Board of Elections is open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. There will also be a weekend voting session October 29 – 30.
  • Chatham County Board of Elections says its doing its part to prevent voter fraud by having a accountability system in which no person should be allowed to vote more than once.

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