Early voting begins next week for Hall County, and during this early voting cycle, voters have more options than ever before when it comes to voting in-person or submitting their absentee ballot.
“Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, Hall County Elections officials are continuing to find innovative ways to make sure a voter’s health is not compromised at the polls and that their ballot can be cast in a way that is safe and secure,” said Assistant Hall County Administrator Zach Propes.
As announced previously, one way Hall County Elections officials are adhering to social distancing guidelines during early voting for the General Election is the implementation of eight unique early voting sites across the county.
Early voting will occur weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 12-30 and on Saturday, Oct. 24 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the following
• Mulberry Creek Community Center, 4491 J.M. Turk Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542
• Mundy Mill Road Precinct, 4335 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood, GA 30566
• East Hall Community Center, 3911 P. Davidson Rd., Gainesville, GA 30507
• North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506
• City of Gainesville Downtown Building (old Turner Wood and Smith building), 100 Brenau Ave. Gainesville, GA 30501
• Murrayville Library, 4796 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville, GA 30506
• Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Rd., Flowery Branch, GA 30542
• Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center Activity Hall, 1855 Calvary Church Rd., Gainesville, GA 30507
There will be no voting at the Hall County Government Center on Browns Bridge Road. Voters will need to use their assigned precincts if they wish to vote on Election Day, Nov. 3.
In addition to the eight early voting precincts, voters who elect to cast an absentee ballot have a new absentee ballot drop box in the South Hall area.
“Given the high population in the southern portion of Hall County, it only makes sense to locate an absentee ballot drop box in that area,” Hall County Elections Director Lori Wurtzsaid. “Fortunately, the Hall County Library System has agreed to let us use their Spout Springs Library branch as the location for this second absentee ballot drop box.”
The absentee ballot drop box outside of the Hall County Government Center also remains available for voters who wish to drop their absentee ballot off rather than mail it in. Both drop boxes are locked, well-lit and under 24-hour video surveillance as required by state law.
“Hall County Elections strongly encourages voters who wish to vote an absentee by mail ballot to make their request through the Secretary of State’s Secure Absentee Portal, which can be found at sos.ga.gov,” said Wurtz.
Voters can also drop off their absentee ballots in a designated location within each early voting site throughout the early voting period.
For more information on the Nov. 3 General Elections, visit the Hall County Elections page.