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Early voting in Georgia starts on Feb. 19

Atlanta, Georgia – Starting on Monday, Feb. 19, people in Georgia can start voting early for the presidential primary election. This is happening at 36 places in Fulton County and 15 in DeKalb County.

The chance to vote early goes on until March 8, right before the main election day on March 12. If you’re voting early, you can go to any early voting spot in the county where you’re registered. You can double-check if you’re registered to vote by visiting this link.

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Almost all types of IDs will be accepted

When you go to vote, you need to bring a valid ID with you. This could be your Georgia driver’s license (it’s okay if it’s expired), a driver’s license from another state, any official photo ID given by the state or federal government, a U.S. passport, an employee ID with a photo, a U.S. military ID, or a tribal photo ID.

If you need help voting because of a disability, trouble reading or writing, or because you’re blind, you’re allowed to get help from someone you choose. But that person cannot be the voter’s employer, an agent of that employer, or an officer or agent of the voter’s union.

In DeKalb County, if you have a disability or are 75 years old or older, you don’t have to wait in line to vote. Just go to the entrance, and someone will help you vote.

In Atlanta and Sandy Springs, you can vote early at places like the Buckhead and Sandy Springs libraries, the Dorothy Benson Senior Center, the Chastain Park Recreation Center, and the North Fulton Service Center in Sandy Springs. Some of these places also let you drop off your absentee ballot.

Fulton County is still trying to fix things following the recent cyber attack, but officials said it won’t negatively impact the election process and everyone can vote without any issues. The officials shared this news on Feb. 5.

The voting places are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24, and March 2; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25, and March 3.

Starting on Monday, Feb. 19, people in Georgia can start voting early for the presidential primary election. This is happening at 36 places in Fulton County and 15 in DeKalb County.

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The Atlanta and Sandy Springs polling places are:

  • Adams Park Library 2231 Campbellton Road, SW, Atlanta, GA. 30311
  • Buckhead Library (absentee ballot drop box location), 269 Buckhead Ave., Atlanta, GA 30305
  • T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center, (absentee ballot drop box location), 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Chastain Park Recreation Center, 140 Chastain Park Ave. NW, Atlanta, GA 30342
  • Dorothy Benson Senior Center, 6500 Vernon Wood Drive SE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  • Fulton County Government Center, 130 Peachtree Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Grant Park Recreation Center, 537 Park Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
  • High Museum of Art, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
  • Joan P. Garner Library at Ponce de Leon, 980 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
  • Louise Watley Library at Southeast Atlanta, 1463 Pryor Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Metropolitan Library, 1332 Metropolitan Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
  • Northside Library, 3295 Northside Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30327
  • Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing Library, 2489 Perry Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
  • Sandy Springs Library, (absentee ballot drop box location), 395 Mount Vernon Highway, Sandy Springs, GA 30328
  • Wolf Creek Library, (absentee ballot drop box location), 3100 Enon Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331

For more information, visit http://www.fultoncountyga.gov or download the free Fulton Votes mobile app for Android or Apple devices.

DeKalb polling places

The hours of operation for the polling places will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 24 & March 2; and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 25 and March 3.

  • Berean Christian Church, 2201 Young Road, Stone Mountain, GA 30088
  • Bessie Branham Recreation Center, 2051 Delano Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30317
  • Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston, GA 30021
  • County Line-Ellenwood Library, 4331 River Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294
  • DeKalb Voter Registration & Elections Office, (absentee ballot drop box location), 4380 Memorial Drive, Decatur, GA 30032
  • Dunwoody Library, (absentee ballot drop box location), 5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338
  • Emory University , 1599 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322
  • Lynwood Recreation Center, 3360 Osborne Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319
  • Old Chamblee City Hall,5468 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341
  • The Gallery at South DeKalb (South DeKalb Mall), (absentee ballot drop box location), 2801 Candler Road, Decatur, GA 30034
  • Stonecrest (former Sam’s Club), (absentee ballot drop box location), 2994 Turner Hill Road, Lithonia, GA 30038
  • Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library, (absentee ballot drop box location), 5234 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA 30084
  • Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30034
  • These additional early voting locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, March 4-8, for the primary in DeKalb:
  • Beulah Missionary Baptist Church, 2340 Clifton Springs Road, Decatur, GA 30338
  • Salem-Panola Library, 5137 Salem Road, Lithonia, GA 30038

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For more information, visit dekalbvotes.com or call 404-298-4020

Calliope Hargrave


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