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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6


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FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County residents are being reminded that Oct. 6 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 4 General Election.

“They can either register online through the Secretary of State’s office or they can download an application and mail it to us or they can bring it in to our office,” said Barbara Luth, Forsyth’s supervisor of voter registrations and elections.

“They can register in our office or they can register when they go and get their library card.”

Early voting starts Oct. 13, and anyone who is registered to vote is eligible to do so at the Forsyth County Administration Building, according to Luth.

“Starting on Oct. 25 … they can [vote] at [one of] five different locations,” she said. “And the week of the 27th through the 31st we are at five locations.”

Those locations include Hampton Park Library, Cumming City Hall, Midway Park Community Building and Sharon Springs Park Community Building.

Although there are no local contested races on the ballot, it contains several state offices, including governor, U.S. senator, state school superintendent and both of the county’s congressional seats. Also featured is a transportation bond referendum in Forsyth. 

“There is quite a bit on this ballot, and we do have a consolidated sample ballot out on our website,” Luth said. “If people want individual ones, they can actually go to the Secretary of State’s website and look themselves up and get their individual ballots.”

To vote, citizens have to bring valid photo identification.

“It could be a passport,” Luth said. “Most people bring their driver’s license.”

She also encouraged voters to double-check their precincts ahead of time, as some locations and boundaries have changed.