Heavy election turnout expected
With a hotly-contested U.S. presidential race to be decided in one month, Gilmer County election officials say the local drive to register to vote is almost overwhelming.
“Everybody and their brother is registering, or checking to see if they’re registered to vote,” said registrar Tammy Watkins.
“I do believe we are going to have a good turnout. We are preparing for a really large turnout.”
The deadline to register in the Nov. 8 General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 11. Early voting begins Monday, Oct. 17.
Registering and early voting take place at the registrar’s office at 1 Broad St., Suite 107, next to the main entrance of the courthouse.
Early voting is from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. each weekday, and Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Early voting ends on the Friday before the election.
There are local offices being contested in the General Election, so just one vote for each candidate will make it official since there are no opponents, Watkins said.
For details, call the registrar’s office at 706-635-4617.