Advance Voting starts Monday

ATLANTA --- Plan on casting a ballot this week? Join the crowd. Election officials say they expect large numbers of voters during advance voting week, which begins Monday and runs through Friday.

As many as 12,000 voters might descend on Richmond County's three advance voting polling places, said Lynn Bailey, the executive director of the Richmond County Board of Elections.

That's on top of almost 15,000 ballots cast in the county during the early and absentee voting period, which began Sept. 22 and ended Friday.

Richmond County Board of Elections (706) 821-2340

Registered voters: 102,000

Expected turnout: 80%

8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting Monday at the main office, 530 Greene St.; Henry Brigham Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road; Warren Road Recreation Center, 300 Warren Road

Columbia County Board of Elections: (706) 868-3355

Registered voters: 78,000

Expected turnout: 84%

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, starting Monday at the main office, 500 Faircloth Drive, Building E, Evans; Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; Savannah Rapids Pavilion, 3300 Evans to Locks Road, Martinez

McDuffie County Board of Elections: (706) 595-2105

Registered voters: 13,000

Expected turnout: 85%

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, McDuffie County Elections Complex, 808 Whiteoak Road, Thomson

Source: Georgia secretary of state's office