Election Day is still a few weeks away, but Bryan County residents have the chance to cast their votes for municipal and the countywide special elections ahead of schedule.
Early voting begins Tuesday and continues through Nov. 2, with polls open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday at various locations.
Elections Superintendent and Probate Judge Sam Davis said it is convenient for those who can’t make it out on Nov. 8.
“I don’t expect there to be long lines on Election Day, but counties and cities go to a lot of expense to make (early voting) a convenience and it’ll be a whole lot less hassle (than) on Election Day,” Davis said.
While early voting will likely be convenient for residents, voters wanting to cast ballots in their municipal races and the countywide election for the special purpose local option sales tax will have to do so at two locations – just as they will on Nov. 8.
“I know it’s a hardship and I don’t like it any more than the voters do,” Davis said. “It’s just unavoidable.”
To cast a vote for the countywide SPLOST election residents can go to the Voter Registration Office in Pembroke or the County Administrative Complex in South Bryan Monday-Friday.
In Richmond Hill, ballots for the Post 3 and Post 4 council seats should be cast at the John W. Stevens Wetlands Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
In Pembroke, voters can cast a ballot for all seats on the City Council at City Hall.
Read more in the Oct. 15 edition of the News.