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This Saturday only weekend day for early voting
Moonshine Festival blockades present trouble getting to polls

Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Dawson County Board of Elections Office for the only weekend day of advance voting in Dawson County.

Unfortunately the date aligns with the 51st annual Mountain Moonshine Festival, which will make downtown Dawsonville difficult to navigate.

The board of elections office is located at 96 Academy Avenue, across Maple Street from the Dawsonville Memorial Gardens cemetery.  Academy Avenue will  be accessible off Hwy. 9 S and Maple Street will be accessible off Hwy. 53 W during the festival.

Starting tomorrow morning, Allen Street will be closed from Hwy. 53 E for the car show, and Hwy. 53 E at Jack Heard Road will  be shut down starting at 3 p.m. to allow vendors to set up downtown. Hwy. 9 will also be shut down from Perimeter Road to the historic courthouse roundabout, as well as several side streets downtown.

 The roundabout will be open to traffic throughout the festival.

The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce and K.A.R.E. for Kids have worked to get the festival road closures on Google Maps and Waze so that non-festival traffic can easily navigate around the city. 

View the festival map and road closures here

Check the official Mountain Moonshine Festival Facebook page @MountainMoonshineFestivalDawsonville for festival updates. 

Early voting will resume Monday, Oct. 29 and conclude Nov. 2. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 6 for election day.