Early Voting for November Elections Has Begun

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    Early voting has begun and The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections encourages registered voters to cast their ballots early. Advance Voting for the November General Election continues through Friday, November 2, 2012.

    Beginning October 27th, voters also can get flu shots at various voting centers. For more information about “Vote and Vax,” call the Fulton County Office of Aging STARline at 404-613-6000. Citizens can also visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/disease.htm to find more facts about the Flu.

    To aid Georgia citizens to make the most informed vote, the League of Women Voters in cooperation with The Atlanta-Journal Constitution and WSB-TV, has published a non-partisan online voter guide.

    The 2012 Voter Guide includes information on the Presidential race, all state-wide races and select counties across the state. Races include: President; U.S. Congressional; Public Services Commission; State House; State Senate; constitutional amendments; City/County Commissioner; Board of Education; Sheriff; Tax Commissioner and local referendums.

    The 2012 voter guide is easy to use–simply enter your address and zip code to view information provided by the candidates. Citizens may access the Voter Guide by visiting: http://www.lwvga.org and www.ajc.com/voterguide.

    The League is a non-partisan organization that has promoted citizens’ education and active involvement in government since 1920.

    Voters can cast their ballots at one of the six locations: Adamsville Recreational Center (3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., SW, Atlanta, GA 30311), Buckhead Library (269 Buckhead Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30305), Fulton County Government Center (130 Peachtree Street, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA 30303), North Fulton Service Center (7741 Roswell Road, Suite 232, Sandy Springs 30350), Ocee Library (5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek, GA 30005) and the South Fulton Service Center (5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 108, College Park, GA 30349), Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday Voting will be offered at all six locations on Saturday, October 27, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Fulton County residents who wish to participate in Advance Voting at the 130 Peachtree Street location may park for free in the Orange Lot at Turner Field and take a shuttle bus to the Fulton County Government Center.

    For more information on Advance voting locations, to view a sample ballot or for more information on the Department of Registration and Elections, log on to www.fultonelections.com.

    Registered voters can request an absentee ballot by mail by filling out an absentee ballot application and e-mailing it to Elections.Absentee@fultoncountyga.gov or faxing it to the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections (404-730-8839 or 404-730-7024). The application is available at http://www.fultonelections.com. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 6, 2012 General Election is Friday, November 2, 2012. Completed absentee ballots must be received by the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections no later than 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at one of three County facilities: the Fulton County Government Center, the North Fulton Service Center or the South Fulton Service Center (addresses listed above).

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