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Voting opens for Nov. 2 election
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Forsyth County News
Early voting
When: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Where: Forsyth County Administration Building, 100 E. Main St., Suite 200, Cumming
Note: Oct. 4 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election
Online:, click the election tab on left

Voter ID

• Voters must provide one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification: Georgia driver's license; valid ID card by any state or U.S. with photo; U.S. passport; government employee photo ID; U.S. military ID card with photo; tribal ID card with photo.

Starting today, polls in Forsyth County will be open for the sixth month in a row as early voting begins for the Nov. 2 general election.

Between special, primary and runoff elections, the local polls have been open for early and regular voting every month this year since April.

“We’re all ready to rock and roll -- again,” said Barbara Luth, the county's elections supervisor.

Early voting, held in the Forsyth County Administration Building in downtown Cumming, will run through Oct. 29.

Luth said she expects to see about 50 percent of the county’s voters coming out for early voting and advanced voting, which runs from Oct. 25-29 and expands to four additional locations.

“This county does real good on the early voting and advanced voting,” she said, adding that “probably 30 to 40 percent, but maybe even 50 percent” of the county’s registered voters will participate in the election.

Forsyth voters will have a say in as many as 27 races, from governor to District 1 county commissioner. The ballot also features five constitutional amendments and one proposed statewide referendum.

Luth said one new wrinkle this election cycle will impact overseas and military voters, who “can actually get their ballots electronically and then mail them back to us.”

Military voters with Internet access can go online to the secretary of state’s Web site, enter a password and print their ballot.

This should cut back on late ballots, Luth said. To date, 45 county residents have requested to receive their ballots electronically.

Luth expects voting to be slow early, picking up in October.

“We had a little bit of a break that allowed us to catch up on things so we could prepare better for this one,” she said. “We’re ready.”