Nearly 1,000 Carroll County voters took advantage of advance in-person voting for the Nov. 8 general election when the polls opened Monday.
Early voting will continue through Friday, Nov. 4.
Carroll County Elections Supervisor Greg Rigby described the first day of advanced voting as very active.
“We have 71,229 active and inactive registered voters,” he said. “Based on the first day, people are certainly voting. We had approximately 985 voters so it’s been a very busy day. A lot of people got out.”
From Oct. 17 to Oct. 28, polls will be open at the Carroll County Elections Office in the lower level lobby of the country administration building at 423 College St., Carrollton, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
During the last week of voting, the Carroll County Elections Office will be open from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and also at a second polling station, the Powell Park Arts Center at 424 Leslie Drive, Villa Rica.
On election day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, all precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters should check their voter registration status and verify where they vote before election day and can confirm this information on the My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp said that 74,425 Georgians took advantage of the state’s Online Voter Registration System to register to vote or update voter information to take part in the general election on Nov. 8. On the final day of the registration period in 2014, only 12,018 Georgians used the online system.
In addition to voting on the next president, Carroll County residents will be voting to determine their 3rd District congressional representative. Republican Drew Ferguson and Democrat Angela Pendley are seeking the seat held by Lynn Westmoreland who announced that he will not be seeking reelection. In Villa Rica, voters will be choosing a new mayor and new council member.