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October 12, 2012

Early voters start casting ballots Monday

MILLEDGEVILLE —  

The Baldwin County Courthouse prepared Friday for the upcoming week’s early voting period for the Nov. 6 general election.

Across Georgia, the early voting period begins Monday and will continue through Friday, Nov. 2. Voters can mark their ballots at the local courthouse in room 104 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Early voting will also extend Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the courthouse.

“We have mailed out 721 absentee ballots and have 242 returned approximately. The last day to mail absentee ballots is Nov. 2,” Chief Deputy Registrar Liz Rodgers said. “The last day we vote is Nov. 2 at the courthouse.”

Voters will select their choice as listed on the general election ballot:

President of the United States: Mitt Romney (R) and Paul Ryan, vice president; Barack Obama (D) and Joe Biden, vice president; and Gary Johnson (L) and James Gray, vice president;

Public Service Commissioner (to succeed Chuck Eaton): Incumbent Chuck Eaton (R), Stephen Oppenheimer (D) and Brad Ploeger (L);

Public Service Commissioner (to succeed Stan Wise): Incumbent Stan Wise and David Staples (L);

State Senator, District 25: Burt Jones (R) and Darrell Black (D);

State House of Representatives, District 145: Incumbent Rusty Kidd (I) and Quentin Howell (D);

County Commissioner, District 1: Incumbent Emily Davis (D) and Lawson Lawrence (R);

County Commissioner, District 4: Incumbent Faye Smith (D) and Henry Craig (R);

County Commissioner, District 5: Johnny Westmoreland (R) and Dwayne Sentell (D);

Voters will need to bring a valid form of identification, which may include a Georgia driver’s license, a valid voter identification card, a valid United States passport, a government-issued employee identification card, a United States military identification card or a valid tribal identification card. All forms of identification must include a photograph of the voter.

Polls will open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. Each voter must vote at the polling place designated for the precinct in which the voter lives.

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