ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A state investigation into possible voter registration fraud has not reached Dougherty County.
On the last day to register to vote in the November General Election, Dougherty County's elections supervisor says her office has not received any questionable voter registration forms from a group that is the target of that investigation.
Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson says her office here was busy today with people signing up to vote. Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office continues to investigate the New Georgia Project after complaints from election officials in multiple counties, but Dougherty County is not one of them.
Kemp says many forms turned in by the group include forged signatures, fake addresses or false social security numbers. Of course, you don't need any group's help to register.
You can still do it online up until midnight and be able to vote on November 4th. Early voting starts a week from today. The one Saturday included in early voting falls on the same day as Albany State's homecoming.
With roads closed for the parade, some folks have raised concerns about whether that will prevent people from voting. Nickerson says it could have the opposite effect.
"I see it as great news. I think they should parade to the polls. We'll be downtown with them, so we'll be right at the Riverfront Resource center at 125 Pine Avenue and after the parade they can parade to the polls. We'll be open from 9:00 a.m. Until 4:00 in the afternoon, those are state mandated hours," said Ginger Nickerson, Elections Supervisor.
She says there will be enough parking for voters near the Riverfront Resource Center and the Albany Herald headquarters.
Advance voting here at the Government Center runs from October 13th through October 24th from 8:30 a-m to 5p-m. Saturday early voting will be down the street at the Riverfront Resource Center on October 25th. You can also vote there from October 27th through the 31st from 8:30 to 5.
For more information on registering to vote click here.