Days left for Georgians to register to vote
With a deadline of Oct. 9 fast approaching, Habersham Countians have mere days to register to vote in the upcoming Nov. 6 general election and Dec. 4 general election/special election runoff.
Habersham County ballots include state races for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, commissioner of agriculture, commissioner of insurance, state school superintendent, commissioner of labor, public service commissioners, U.S. representative in 116th Congress from Ninth Congressional District of Georgia, 50th District state senator and 10th District state representative.
Local races include Habersham County Commission districts two and three, and Habersham County Board of Education districts three, four and five.
Habersham County will hold a special election asking voters whether they support selling liquor by the drink and on Sundays, as well as a proposed Roads and Bridges Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, an additional 1-percent sales tax projected to collect $35.5 million over its life of five years to repave crumbling roads and bridges across the community.
The town of Alto will hold a special election asking residents whether they support package sales of beer and wine.
The city of Clarkesville will hold a special election to fill the vacant Post 2 seat on the Clarkesville City Council.
Early voting will begin from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15-Nov. 2, at the Habersham County Elections and Registration Office, 555 Monroe St. (basement), Clarkesville.
Absentee ballots are available from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday also at the Habersham County Elections and Registration Office.
Advance voting will be held from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 2 at the Habersham North Precinct, located at the Ruby C. Fulbright Aquatic Center, 120 Paul Franklin Road (Toccoa Highway), Clarkesville, and the Habersham South Precinct, located at First Baptist Church of Cornelia, 325 Oak St. (banquet hall/gym), Cornelia.
Saturday, Oct. 27, voting will take place at both north and south precincts from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Voters may cast ballots Election Day from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at their assigned precincts listed below:
Mud Creek Precinct (Town of Alto Precinct)
B.C. Grant Baptist Church
1405 B.C. Grant Road (fellowship hall)
Alto, Ga. 30510
City of Baldwin Precinct (city voters only)
Baldwin City Hall (old Habersham Bank)
186 Highway 441 Bypass
Baldwin, Ga. 30511
Habersham North Precinct (City of Clarkesville Precinct)
Ruby C. Fulbright Aquatic Center
120 Paul Franklin Road (off Toccoa Highway)
Clarkesville, Ga. 30523
Habersham South Precinct (City of Cornelia Precinct)
First Baptist Church of Cornelia
325 Oak St. (banquet hall/gym)
Cornelia, Ga. 30531
Demorest Precinct (City of Demorest Precinct)
Demorest Fire Department (meeting room)
125 Ivy St.
Demorest, Ga. 30535
Town of Mt. Airy (town voters only)
Mt. Airy Town Hall (old schoolhouse)
1231 Dicks Hill Parkway
Mt. Airy, Ga. 30563
Amy’s Creek Precinct
Amy’s Creek Fire Department
6357 state Route 17
Clarkesville, Ga. 30523
For more information or to verify your voting precinct, call 706-839-0170.