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Supervisor of Elections, Ginger Nickerson Supervisor of Elections, Ginger Nickerson
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Monday, early voting for the state primaries will open up, but before you head out there are a couple of things to remember.

To participate in any type official voting, you need to show that you are a resident in that area you are voting in. A Georgia drivers license is valid (even if expired) you may also bring a passport, military or travel ID or even a ID issued from another state as long as you reside in Georgia.

Supervisor of Elections, Ginger Nickerson, encourages everyone to come out and vote, she says its their job to ensure that they have the equipment and everything you need to cast your ballot and they don't want to turn anyone away.

"It gives voters an option to choose whether or not they want to wait on election day if they think they are going to be out town or they already made up their mind they can come on in and cast that ballot," Nickerson said.

This past weekend residents in the Dougherty County area had the opportunity to actually hear from candidates running for election, that includes those running for DOCO Commission, School Board and the State House.

"We want everyone to come out to vote," Nickerson said. "We want candidates to campaign to attract the voters to voter for them but its our job to make sure we have the equipment and everything ready for them."

Voting locations: 222 Pine Ave. Room 220, 2nd floor. Hours of operation: 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday

From May 5th to 9th: 125 Pine Ave. Resource Room will be available including Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm on May 10th

Early voting period ends May 16th

 

Secretary of State voting information