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Absentee ballots ready for March 6 election
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Forsyth County News


Voting wrapped up Saturday in South Carolina, but it’s just beginning in Georgia.

Saturday was the first day Georgians were able to vote absentee by mail for the March 6 presidential preference primary.

Voters can request a ballot for the election through March 2.

All mail-in ballots must be postmarked on or before March 6 and will be accepted until close of business March 9.

In addition to choosing a presidential candidate, voters in Cumming and Forsyth County will also decide whether to allow package sales of alcohol at stores on Sundays.

To obtain a presidential primary ballot electronically, Georgia’s military personnel and overseas citizens must request an absentee ballot from their county election office.

Voters must indicate a political party preference and check the appropriate box to receive their ballot electronically.

They can then log on to a secure Web site, print their ballot, vote and then mail it back to the county election office.

Military and overseas voters may receive access to absentee ballots for an entire year’s election cycle, removing the need to submit multiple requests.

The deadline to register to vote in order to be eligible to vote in the presidential primary is Feb. 6.

Early voting for the March 6 election begins on Feb. 13 and continues through March 2.

The presidential primary is just the first of several elections this year.

On July 31, party primaries will be held across Georgia for a number of state and local races.

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