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Voter sign-up is easy

Voter sign up (Source: WALB) Voter sign up (Source: WALB)
Sample ballot (Source: WALB) Sample ballot (Source: WALB)
Frank Scoggins, Thomas County Elections Supervisor (Source: WALB) Frank Scoggins, Thomas County Elections Supervisor (Source: WALB)

It's now easier than ever to register to vote in Georgia, but Tuesday is the deadline if you want to vote in the presidential election.

You can use your phone and Text "GA" or "Georgia" to "2VOTE" (28683). Or you can go online and register to vote up until midnight tonight.

Elections offices in South Georgia were busy Tuesday as voters came out to make sure they registered and ready to go for the upcoming election. 

"It's been a very frantic time here, registration continues on but it's really gotten heavy today," said Frank Scoggins, Thomas County Elections Supervisor. 

At lunchtime, employees at the Thomas County elections office had already helped 300 people. So far, Thomas County has 30,500 voters registered. 68 percent of those are active, but election officials say that could change.

"The remaining are inactive but I've seen a definite change where the inactive voters are becoming active all they have to do is come up here."

You can still go online and register. "You'll go to what they call MVP, my voter page. It will tell you everything I could tell you," said Scoggins.
With early voting starting on Monday the elections office is already setting up rooms of voting machines.

But they also want voters to be prepared when they arrive, knowing who and what you're voting for. "We have sample ballots available they are available here at our office for those who would like to have them."

With a heavy voter turnout expected the elections office says they have a busy few weeks ahead of them. "It's going to be all hands on deck. We have all our poll workers staged for this election and like I said we're really expecting a tremendous turnout," said Scoggins.

If you have moved within the past year you are allowed to vote ONE time at your previous voting precinct, you should go ahead and go online to update your address to vote at your current precinct.

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