Deadline to Apply for Absentee Ballots is Friday

And a heads up for those planning to submit an absentee ballot for the November elections.

Friday is the last day to submit your application.  According to the new Georgia voting law, there’s a 78/11 window.

That means voters can request an absentee ballot application up to 78 days before an election and they have to be mailed out to the voter by the elections office no later than 11 days before the election.

As of Wednesday, voter turnout has been better than expected at the Franklin County Elections and Registrations office, according to Elections Supervisor Gina Kesler.

She said by noon Wednesday, 84 voters had cast early ballots in person.

Voters in Lavonia, Canon, and Carnesville are deciding on three municipal races and four county alcohol resolutions.

Royston voters are casting their ballots at Royston City Hall for their city council elections.

On Election Day, Kesler said they will go to City Hall to vote in the city council races and then to the Royston train depot to cast ballots on the alcohol referendums.

And a reminder that there will be one more chance to vote early this Saturday.

The Elections and Registrations office in both Franklin County and Hartwell is open from 9a to 5p through the Advance Voting period, which ends Friday, October 29.