Voting has officially started in Dawson County for the 2020 Presidential Election.
Throughout the day today, all polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and those who are voting today should report to their assigned precinct. Find information about your polling precinct and location, on the “My Voter Page” at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.
West precinct: Dawson County Fire Station #6 at 2142 Hubbard Road, Dawsonville.
Central precinct: Dawson County Board of Elections and Registration Office at 96 Academy Avenue, Dawsonville.
East precinct: Dawson County EMS Station #2 at 145 Liberty Drive, Dawsonville.
Those who have requested an absentee ballot can still make use of the red “absentee ballot drop box” at the Board of Elections and Voter Registration office in Dawsonville. Voters can also choose to have their absentee ballot canceled and vote in person. The absentee ballot dropbox will close at 7 p.m. on election day.
Local election officials say that more than 13,000 votes were cast in Dawson County during the 3-week period of early voting in Georgia ahead of the 2020 Presidential Election.
According to Dawson County Board of Elections and Voter Registration Director Glenda Ferguson, 10,389 in-person ballots and 2,671 mail-in ballots were processed during early voting, from a pool of 22,509 active registered voters in the county.
“It is a big deal,” Ferguson said. “And it’s probably the biggest turnout that we’ve seen here.”
Ferguson said that a little over 9,000 Dawson County voters have yet to cast their ballot, and they fully expect a large percentage of those voters to head to the polls on election day, Nov. 3, 2020.
Polls are set to close at 7 p.m. on election day, and Ferguson said that they are taking every step necessary to have preliminary results available by about 9 p.m. on Tuesday night.