Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election will start this week.
On Monday, advance voting begins in Forsyth County and will run for three weeks, including one Saturday, ahead of the election.
Advance voting will be held at the Forsyth County administration building, Cumming City Hall, Hampton Park Library and the community buildings of Sharon Springs and Midway parks. All polls are open to all voters.
“On Election Day, that’s when you need to go to your designated polling place,” said Mandi Smith, of the Forsyth County Department of Voter Registrations and Elections.
For all locations except the administration building, voting hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. for weekdays between Oct. 17-28 and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. for Saturday, Oct. 29 and the week of Oct. 31- Nov.4.
Hours at the administration building will be 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every day of advance voting.
To minimize wait times and confusion, officials recommended voters read over ballot questions before coming in to vote.
“There are a lot of races on this ballot. There is a lot of information on this ballot. There are four proposed constitutional amendments and two local special election questions,” Smith said. “Whatever voters can do to go ahead and read through those questions and be familiar with them would be very helpful by the time you get to the polls.”
Smith said voters should confirm they are registered to vote and bring proper identification to the polls.
“Before voters come out to vote, we would highly recommend that they go online and verify that they are registered to vote and there’s no questions there,” she said, “and that they bring photo ID with them, which is required to vote.”
Voter registration and sample ballots can be checked at Mvp.sos.ga.gov.
For voting locations and more information on advance voting, go to Forsythco.com/Departments-Offices/Voter-Registrations-Elections.