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Advance Voting Underway in Forsyth County

Forsyth County voters can cast their ballots now through Friday for the General Election on Super Tuesday, Nov. 6. (see voting totals below)

Advance voting for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, continues through Friday, Nov. 2 at the five locations throughout Forsyth County (see below).

On the ballot for Tuesday's election are the following races:

Local:

  • Sheriff: Challenger Duane Piper narrowly defeated incumbent Sheriff Ted Paxton during a runoff election on Aug. 21. Now Piper will face write-in candidate D.T. Smith, a lieutenant colonel with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

State:

National:

  • U.S. Representative: Doug Collins who won the majority vote during a runoff election on Aug. 21 will represent Republicans in the U.S. House from the 9th district, which includes the northern part of Forsyth County. Collins faces Democrat Jody Cooley. Republican incumbent Rob Woodall and his opponent Democrat Steve Reilly are vying for the District 7 seat, which includes the southern half of Forsyth.

Ballot Issues

  • Ballot Question 1: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow state or local approval of public charter schools upon the request of local communities?"
  • Ballot Question 2: "Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide for a reduction in the state's operating costs by allowing the General Assembly to authorize certain state agencies to enter into multiyear rental agreements?"

For all in-person voting, voters should remember to bring one of the six acceptable forms of photo identification:

  • GA driver's license
  • Valid ID card by any state or U.S. with photo
  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid Government employee photo ID
  • Valid U.S. military ID card with photo
  • Valid tribal ID card with photo

As of Thursday, Nov. 1, the Forsyth County Voter Registrations & Elections Department reports:

  • Advance Voting Totals - 39,410
  • Absentee Ballots by mail returned - 2,587
  • Early Voting Totals - 18,409

Here are the five advance voting locations throughout the county:

Downtown Cumming:

Forsyth County Administration Building, 110 E. Main Street, Voting Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cumming City Hall, 100 Main Street, Voting Hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

North Forsyth Area:

Hampton Park Library, 5345 Settingdown Road, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

West Forsyth Area:

Midway Park Community Building, 5100 Post Road, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

South Forsyth Area:

Sharon Springs Park Community Building, 1950 Sharon Road, Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Wednesday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit the Forsyth County Government website for more information and for advance voting wait times that are updated every hour.

On Election Day, all 25 precincts will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. There is no voting of any kind the Monday prior to any election.

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