Early voting for the 2020 Presidential Election has officially started in Dawson County. Voting began on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, at the Dawson County Board of Elections office in downtown Dawsonville.
Voting will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there will also be a Saturday voting day on Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Dawson County Board of Elections Office is located at 96 Academy Avenue in Dawsonville.
On Election Day, Nov. 3, all polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Those voting on Election Day will report to their assigned precinct. The Dawson County Precincts are:
West: Dawson County Fire Station #6 at 2142 Hubbard Road, Dawsonville.
Central: Dawson County Board of Elections and Registration Office at 96 Academy Avenue, Dawsonville.
East: Dawson County EMS Station #2 at 145 Liberty Drive, Dawsonville.
Check your voter registration status and learn more about your polling location by visiting the Georgia SOS “My Voter Page” at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.
The cutoff for voter registration has passed, but registered voters can still request an absentee ballot return it by mail to 96 Academy Avenue, Dawsonville, GA 30534, fax it to 706-344-3642 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with a signature provided.
Absentee ballots can be returned to the red “absentee ballot drop box” at the Board of Elections and Voter Registration office at 96 Academy Avenue. This is currently the only ballot drop box in the county and is video monitored and emptied each day, according to Board of Elections and Voter Registration Director Glenda Ferguson.
“It is under camera surveillance and it is drive-by, so anybody can drive by and not have to get out their vehicle,” Ferguson said. “By law, we have to retrieve those ballots every day, and when voting gets a little heavier we’ll collect those more than once a day, and we have to log and sign who retrieved the ballots and who they gave them to, that kind of thing.”
For more information on voting in Dawson County, visit the Board of Elections and Voter Registration website at https://www.dawsoncounty.org/elections or call 706-344-3640.
DCN Reporter Erica Schmidt contributed to this report.