It began Saturday, and in-person advance voting begins Feb. 13. Absentee voters can request a ballot using a form available on the Georgia Secretary of State’s Web site or write their own letter, said Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections.
“It’s definitely not too early for people to apply by mail,” she said. “It really is easy. You don’t have to have a reason to vote by mail. You don’t have to have an ID to vote by mail.”
Handwritten requests for absentee ballots should include sufficient information to identify the voter and the date of the election for which they want to vote absentee.
“We have, to date in Richmond County, issued 24 Democratic Party ballots and 47 Republican Party ballots,” Bailey said Monday.
In addition to the presidential preference primary, the March 6 ballot will include two referendum items for Richmond County. Voters will decide on Sunday package sales of beer, wine and distilled spirits.
The second item is the reimposition of a 1-cent sales tax for the Richmond County Board of Education.