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Voter registration ends Oct. 7, early voting begins Oct. 14
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The Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections reminds residents who intend to vote in the general municipal elections Nov. 5 the voter registration deadline is Oct. 7 at 5 p.m.

Richard Barron, director of registration and elections, said in a statement he encourages new county residents to register to vote and recommends all registered voters ensure their information on file with the department is up to date.

Voters can verify their information by logging into My Voter Page at http://mvp.sos.state.ga.us.

Residents can register or update voter information at one of three county election offices:

 County government center, 130 Peachtree St. in downtown Atlanta

 North Service Center Office, 7741 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs

 South Service Center Office, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park

For residents who are reluctant to register as voters because they are concerned it increases their chances of being called for jury duty, Barron said he seeks to “dispel that myth.”

“If you obtain a driver’s license, your likelihood of being called for jury duty is at least the same as registering to vote,” he said. Early voting, also called casting an absentee ballot in person, begins Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m. at the three above locations and Roswell City Hall, 38 Hill St.

It continues Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Nov. 1.

Saturday voting will be Oct. 26 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. only at the following recreation centers:

 Adamsville, 3201 MLK Drive in Atlanta

 Peachtree Hills, 308 Peachtree Hills Ave. in Buckhead

 Coan, 1530 Woodbine Ave. in Atlanta

From Oct. 28 through Nov. 1, early voting also will be conducted at the recreation centers plus Alpharetta City Hall, Two South Main St.

From Staff Reports

Voter registration forms are available by downloading a postage-paid voter registration application from the Georgia Secretary of State website www.sos.ga.gov or from www.fultonelections.com and all branches of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library.

Once the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections receives a voter registration application, precinct cards are mailed within three weeks of that receipt.

To register to vote in Georgia, residents must:

 be U.S. citizens

 be legal Georgia and county residents

 be 18 or older on Election Day.

Residents may not register to vote if they are serving a felony conviction for moral turpitude or judicially determined to be mentally incompetent.

Voters who are registering for the first time in Georgia, must provide one of the following forms of identification:

 Georgia driver’s license, even if expired

 valid government-issued photo identification

 free voter ID card

 valid government employee photo ID

 valid U.S. passport

 valid U.S. military photo ID

 valid tribal photo ID

 a copy of a current utility bill

 a bank statement

 a government check

 a paycheck or

 any other government document that shows the name and address of the individual

Organizations seeking to conduct voter registration drives should contact the department.

Information: (404) 730-7072 or www.fultonelections.com.



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