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Election Deadlines Changed

As everyone surely knows by now, the Presidential Preference Primary, originally scheduled for March 24, has been postponed until May 19 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
So the timelines associated with the voting have changed as well.
Jeff Davis County Elections Superintendent Christy Riner said the deadline to register to vote in the May 19 General Primary and Presidential Preference Primary is April 20, so people not currently registered to vote have ample time to register.
While the elections office does not now have absentee ballots, Riner said people can come to the registrars office at the courthouse and fill out an application for an absentee ballot if they will not be available to vote on May 19. Applications can also be made on line at the Georgia Secretary of State’s office by clicking on “Elections” and “Vote Absentee.”
Military persons serving overseas or any U.S. citizen residing outside the United States can get absentee ballots under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, know by the acronym UOCAVA. Such ballots can be sent electronically or mailed.
March 31 is the earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot, April 20 is the last day to registe to vote, and April 27 is the date early, in person voting begins. The date for Saturday early voting is May 9.

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