As of presstime on Wednesday, October 28th 34% of Seminole County’s active voters have already cast ballots in the November election
With only three days remaining to vote, 34% of active voters in Seminole County have already cast ballots. This is a significant surge from past years and is part of the record early turnout that Georgia has seen so far ahead of the November election.
Counting today, October 28, there are only three days remaining to cast a vote in the November 3rd General Election. Advanced voting in Seminole County continues daily during the regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., through Friday, October 30th. All advanced voting will be conducted in the Office of the Probate Judge in the Seminole County Courthouse, located at 200 S. Knox Avenue in Donalsonville. The final opportunity to vote in this election will be at the polling place in the voter’s precinct on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.
As of press time, 2,034 of Seminole County’s 5,939 registered voters have already turned out to vote early, representing the 34% of the total registered votes in the county. This significant early turnout number tracks with the record turnout seen across Georgia and throughout the country.
Of the 2,034 ballots cast in Seminole County so far, 400 absentee ballots have been returned by mail or dropbox. In Seminole County so far, 1,634 voters have cast ballots early, in-person.
If you checked the box stating you were a Senior Citizen or are disabled voter in the July Primary election, and you requested an absentee ballot for this year’s General Election, you are considered a rollover voter. If so, an absentee ballot was processed to you by mail. If you did this, and now would like to vote in person, you can, but you must bring that absentee ballot with you when you vote early at the courthouse or at you polling precinct location on Election Day.
“The record turnout is a testament to the hard work our state and local elections officials are putting in to uphold election access for Georgia voters,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“We are setting records every hour. Adjusting to a new voting system or turning on a dime to accommodate a surge in absentee by mail voting would be enough to challenge even the most seasoned elections officials. Doing so with the added complications of
COVID-19 has made this effort truly Herculean.”
All persons eligible to vote in the November 3 General Primary/Special Election may request absentee ballots by mail from the Seminole County Registrar at Post Office Box 684, or 200 South Knox Avenue in Donalsonville, Georgia 39845.
You may also access the Secretary of State’s new request portal at https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov/.
The deadline for the registrars to receive an application for an absentee ballot and to mail out an application for an absentee ballot is October 30 at 5:00 p.m. No absentee ballot may be voted on the day of the election.
Any absentee ballot, which has been voted prior to the day of the election, may be mailed to the registrars on the day of the election, but will not be counted unless it reaches the registrars’ office by 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.
For more information, contact the Seminole County Board of Registrars Chief Deputy Registrar Kristy Wilson or Election Superintendent Michael Jon Rogerson via telephone at 229-524-5256, by fax at 229-524-5256, or via email at [email protected]