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Dawson, Pickens announce 2018 general election schedule

The Dawson County Board of Elections announced its voting schedule for the Nov. 6 general election.

The deadline for voter registration was October 9 for the November 6, 2018 midterm election; this covers both new registration and voter registration changes.

Advance voting will be available from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday from Oct. 15 until Nov. 2. There will not be any voting on the Monday prior to all elections.

Voting locations

All Polls will be open on election day, Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

• The WEST precinct, that includes Big Canoe, votes at Dawson Fire Station #6 on Hubbard Rd

• The CENTRAL precinct votes at Board of Elections office, 96 Academy Avenue

• The EAST precinct votes at Fire Station #2 on Liberty Drive (next to Tractor Supply)

If you have a question about your voting location and/or you want to view a sample ballot you may visit “My Voter Page” at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp or call the Dawson County Elections & Registration office at 706-344-3640

It is strongly advised that voter familiarize themselves with a sample ballot. All are located on the Dawson County Board of Elections website and in the office for voter convenience.

Note: Absentee by mail ballot applications for elderly/disabled/military need to be requested at the first of each election year, in order to receive ballots, by mail, for the remainder of that year.

Pickens County early voting will be held at the office of Elections and Registration, 93 Pioneer Road, Jasper from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 2. For more information contact the Pickens County Elections & Registration office at 706-253-8781. As of closing Oct. 29, the advance voting count was 5,301.

Advance Voting General Election Voting Statistics - years 2014 thru 2018

                       
  1st Day Week Week Saturday Week Total Active Reg   Abs By Provisional  
  (inc in wk 1) #1 #2   #3   Voters   Mail    
                       
General Election 2014 91 725 935 63 1541 3264 "13 300"   89 5  
General Election 2016 444 2487 2583 525 2666 8261 "14 591"   558 20  
General Election 2018 455 2328 2075 228     "18 278"   *277    
                       
                       
General Primary 2018 19 164 297 40 217 1162 "17 290"   71 4  
                       
                       
                       
*Received 277 absentee by mail as of 10/26/18 (total of 439 mailed out).
# eligible registered voters (both active & inactive) = 19376"  
                       
                       

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