T-SPLOST Referendum on the ballot In Seminole County
Saturday voting available October 22 and October 29 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Counting today, October 20, Seminole County voters have fourteen days to cast a vote in state and federal races in the Tuesday, November 8th election
Voters in Seminole County will also have the option to vote YES for T-SPLOST, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) – a one-cent sales tax on all retail purchases that generates funds for Seminole County transportation projects.
The T-SPLOST is not a property tax and in fact helps to keep ad valorem taxes stable. It provides a method of funding the cost of transportation infrastructure improvements in which everyone, not just property owners, contributes one cent for every single purchase made by residents as well as visitors shopping in Seminole County.
Advanced voting is now in progress and continues during the regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday until 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4th. Voters also have the opportunity to cast their ballot from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, and Saturday, October 29th.
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 their precinct on Election Day, November 8.
As of Wednesday, October 19, 174 advance votes had been cast in Seminole County. 95 absentee ballots had been requested, and ten have been returned.
More than 131,000 Georgians turned out on Monday for the first day of early voting ahead of this year’s midterm elections, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger reported Tuesday.
That’s 85% higher than the number who showed up to vote on the first day of early voting before the last midterm elections four years ago and fell just short of the 136,739 who cast ballots as early voting kicked off ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
The huge turnout wasn’t surprising considering Republican Gov. Brian Kemp and Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock are on the ballot, along with Georgia’s congressional delegation. All 236 seats in the General Assembly also are being contested.
Seminole County voters choosing to vote by mail for the November election may now submit applications for absentee ballots online, by email, mail, fax, or in person up until October 28th. In order to avoid any potential delays, voters are encouraged to submit their requests for ballots as soon as possible. Applications should be submitted to the Seminole County elections office located inside the Seminole County Courthouse in downtown Donalsonville.
Georgia voters may also utilize the Absentee Ballot Request portal on the My Voter Page at mvp.sos.ga.gov and verify their identity using their drivers license or photo ID. Additionally, they may utilize BallotTrax.com for the November election, first introduced in 2020. BallotTrax.com allows voters to track their ballot in real time to increase confidence in the vote by mail process.
Ballots can be returned by the U.S. Postal Service, a drop box during Early Voting through October 28th, or in person during office hours at the Seminole County Registrar’s office located on the first floor of the Seminole County Courthouse.
The address for the Seminole County Registrar is Post Office Box 684, 200 South Knox Avenue, Donalsonville, Georgia 39845.
If you have any disability or need assistance getting into the Courthouse or other special accommodation help will be provided in any way allowed under the law.
For assistance or for more information, contact the Seminole County Board of Registrars or Election Superintendent by telephone at 229-524-5256, by fax at 229-524-5256, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make sure you have a
photo ID to when you vote!
Acceptable forms include:
D Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
D Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
D Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the US Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
D Valid US passport ID
D Valid US military photo ID containing a photograph of the voter
D Student photo ID card issued by a Georgia public college, university, or technical school
D Valid tribal photo ID containing a photograph of the voter
If you are unable to provide ID, you will be able to vote a provisional ballot. You will need to provide a copy of your ID within three days after the election to your County Board of Elections and Registration. As long as you do so, your provisional ballot will be counted, as long as you are otherwise eligible to vote.