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Advance voting begins Monday
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Forsyth County News

Where to vote early

Advance voting begins Monday and runs through Friday. The following locations will be open to all Forsyth County residents. Voters must bring a valid photo ID to cast a ballot.

Voter Registrations and Elections Office  
Forsyth County Administration Building
110 E. Main St., Suite 200
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Forsyth County Public Safety Complex   
3520 Settingdown Road
8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Midway Park
5100 Post Road
8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Cumming Public Library
585 Dahlonega Hwy.
8 a.m.-7 p.m.

County property formerly known as Lakeland Community Church
2110 Sharon Road
8 a.m.-7 p.m.

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About 4,000 Forsyth County voters have cast ballots for the Nov. 2 election since early voting began Sept. 17.

Forsyth County Elections Supervisor Barbara Luth said she expects twice as many voters to turn out during the week of advance voting, which begins Monday.

“I’m sure we’ll get a huge number,” she said. “If we don’t double that, I’ll be surprised.”

The longest wait during early voting was about 10 minutes, Luth said.

There are four additional locations with advance voting. She said wait times could peak at 20 minutes, but most likely will stay in the 10-minute range.

“A lot of people are just interested in early voting,” she said, adding as many as 20 percent of the county’s voters likely will cast a ballot ahead of time.

The five constitutional amendments and one proposed statewide referendum have caused “a little bit of confusion,” Luth said.

“They’re short on the ballot, but we have a sheet for them to look at,” she said. “We’ve been handing them out so they can look at a sample ballot and their amendment sheet before they even go to the booth.”

The ballot will also include contests for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and school superintendent races, among other state offices, as well as U.S. Senate.

Depending on where they live, Forsyth residents will be voting for either the District 7 or District 9 U.S. House seat, as well as their local state legislators.

Residents in District 1 will decide on a new county commissioner, while voters living in District 2 have a contested school board race.

Luth, who said people seem excited about voting this year, expects a 50 percent turnout in the county. With a heated gubernatorial race, however, her prediction “may fool us and it might go way up.”