Early voting for this year’s general election began Monday, with voters lining up for the opportunity in Columbia County.
The Board of Elections office, in Building E of the government complex in Evans, is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Based on the high number of early voters Monday, with 1,025 casting ballots, interest in the election seems high, said Registration Coordinator Nancy Gay.
The presidential election is at the top of this year’s ballot, along with state Public Service Commission and congressional races.
No Democrats filed for the partisan races in Columbia County this year, so the only contested local race is district attorney, a post that spans three counties.
Voters also will voice their opinion on two state constitutional amendments and decide a local question that could impose term limits on county commissioners.
Early voting will be held at the Board of Elections office through Nov. 2. In addition, voters can visit Patriots Park and Stevens Creek Community Church on Oct. 27 for Saturday voting and all three locations will be open Oct. 29 through Nov. 2 for advance voting. All precincts will be open on election day, Nov. 6, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For information, call the Board of Elections office at (706) 868-3355.