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Deadline to register for general election is Oct. 8

POSTED: September 17, 2012 7:47 p.m.

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 8 for the November general election. The general election will be held Nov. 6. Registration status can be checked at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp or by calling the Effingham County Elections and Registration office at 754-8030.


All county voting precincts will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. on election day. Early and advance voting will be held from Oct. 15-Nov. 2 at the Elections and Registration office, 284 Highway 119 South in Springfield, and at the old Marlow Elementary School, 4752 Highway 17 South. Early and advance voting will be held from Oct. 15-Nov. 2 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.


Both locations will be open for Saturday voting on Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Voters can obtain voter registration information by accessing the secretary of state’s Web site at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.  This Web site provides helpful information — voter registration status, how to register to vote, polling location, can view sample ballots, request an absentee ballot, who a voter is eligible to vote for, when and where to early vote, and other valuable information. Those with questions also can call the Elections and Registration office at 754-8030.


Requests to receive absentee ballots by mail may be requested 180 days prior to each election. When requesting an absentee ballot to be mailed to you, you must send a completed absentee ballot application or written notice including: your name, your residence address, mailing address if different from residence address, date of birth and signature.


Absentee ballot requests may be submitted to the Elections and Registration Office by mail or delivered in person, fax (754-8408), or email (boe@effinghamcounty.org).


 For those voters who qualify (elderly or disabled), they may check the appropriate box on the application and receive all absentee ballots for the general election and possible runoff election.


This election will be held on the new district and precinct boundary lines. Voters are encouraged to check their voter registration information to determine where they will go to vote on election day.


They can verify their voting location by accessing the secretary of state’s Web site (MVP Web site above) or contact the Effingham Elections and Registration office. All registered voters should have received new voter registration cards, indicating their voting precinct and address.


New polling locations are:  
• Precinct 1B – Sand Hill Baptist Church, 1931 Sand Hill Rd., Guyton
• Precinct 3C – Bethel Lutheran Church, 1984 Highway 21 North, Springfield   
• Precinct 4C – Effingham County Multi Agency Call Center, 181 Recycle Way, Guyton


The following polling locations are no longer being used. Due to redistricting, voters who voted in  these locations have been relocated to another polling location.
• Powers Baptist Church
• Fellowship Bible Church
• St. Boniface Catholic Church
• Goshen Road Baptist Church
• Liberty Christian Church
• Pineora Baptist Church
• Effingham County Recreation Gym

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