By Special to the Daily World
The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections is preparing for the March 6 Presidential Preference Primary. Voters can participate by requesting an absentee ballot in the mail, participating in advance voting or casting a ballot on March 6.
Voters in Georgia do not have to provide a reason to vote prior to Election Day either by mail (absentee voting) or in person (advance voting).
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the Primary is Friday, March 2. Voters can call the Department of Registration and Elections at 404-612-7060 and request that an application for an absentee ballot be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to them.
The ballot application can also be downloaded at www.fultoncountyga.gov. The Department recommends that voters request and return the absentee ballot application early so that they can receive, vote and return the ballot well before the deadline. The completed application can be dropped off, mailed or faxed to the county. The fax number is 404-730-8839. Voters may also scan the completed application and email it to Marcia.Ridley@fultoncountyga.gov.
Absentee ballots must be completed and returned to the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections by 7 p.m. on the day of the primary, March 6. For more information on absentee voting, please call 404-612-7060.
Fulton County offers advance voting for the primary through March 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following locations: Fulton County Government Center North Fulton Annex, 136 Peachtree St., Suite 2186, Atlanta 30303, and 7741 Roswell Road, Suite 232, Atlanta 30328, and South Fulton Annex, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 108, College Park, GA 30349.
Saturday voting will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the three locations listed above.
Polls in Fulton County will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the day of the primary. For more information on poll locations or to look up the location of your assigned poll, you can log on to www.fultoncountyga.gov or call 404-612-7020.