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Forsyth County News


Advance voting for the Nov. 8 special election on the 1-cent sales tax extension begins Monday and runs through Friday this week.

Five Forsyth County polls will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Voters can choose from the Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming City Hall, Hampton Park library, Midway Park community building and Sharon Springs Park community building.

Advance voting locations have changed since the last election in March, said Mandi Smith, Forsyth County election supervisor.

The Cumming library, Forsyth County Publix Safety Complex and Lakeland Community Church (now Sexton Hall Enrichment Center) will no longer be used for advanced voting.

Voters on Election Day must report to their assigned precinct, but Smith said “anybody can vote anywhere for advance voting.”

No polls will be open Nov. 7, the Monday before the election.

Early voting, which began Oct. 17, wrapped up Friday with 685 votes cast in person, Smith said.

Forsyth County voters can cast a “yes” or “no” for the extension of the special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST.

The tax is projected to bring in $200 million from June 2013-19.

The revenue would fund a new courthouse, detention center expansion, road improvements, an animal shelter and other projects.