This week you can get a jump on casting your vote in the general primary election.
Advance and absentee voting is from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Friday.
Stop by the Voter Registration Office located on College Street in Pembroke, or the Courthouse Annex on Ford Avenue in Richmond Hill, to place your advanced votes or pick up an absentee ballot. If you are planning on voting absentee, please remember to bring photo identification with you.
Bryan County Chief Registrar Warren Miller said the week has started off slower than he had expected.
"Typically, if we have a large number of people who vote advance or absentee, it’s an indication that it will be a heavy election day, and vice versa," Miller said, also noting every election year can be different. "Last week, I think we mailed out about 60 absentee ballots. As of today, in Richmond Hill, they’ve had 115 voters and we’ve had about 23 people come by our office (in Pembroke), so less than 200 folks so far. But, it tends to pick up as the week goes on."
The general primary election will be Tuesday, July 15, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and all the Bryan County polling places will be open.
Here’s the list of the 10 Bryan County voting precincts:
- Precinct 1: Pembroke West, American Legion, 1040 Hwy 280 West
- Precinct 2: Pembroke East, City Hall, 160 N Main Street
- Precinct 3: Ellabell, Hendrix Park Gym, 4060 Wilma Edwards Road
- Precinct 4: Blitchton Fire Station, 4747 US Hwy 80
- Precinct 5: Ways Station, First Baptist Church, 9150 Ford Avenue
- Precinct 6: Daniel Siding, Daniel Siding Loop Road Fire Station, 95 Daniel Siding Loop Road
- Precinct 7: RH Recreation Complex, 508 Timber Trail
- Precinct 8: Hwy 144 East, St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church, 16491 Hwy 144
- Precinct 9: Hwy 144, Corinth Baptist Church, 19536 Hwy 144
- Precinct 10: J.F. Gregory Park, John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center, 600 Cedar Street.
For additional information, call the Registrar’s office at 653-3859 or visit www.bryancountyga.org/309681.html or www.sos.state.ga.us. The state’s interactive voice response is also accessible to voters by calling the toll free number 1-888-265-1115.
- By Jessica Holthaus