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Have you registered to vote? The deadline to register is next week

With Election Day only about a month away, the deadline for voters to register for the Nov. 8 election is fast approaching.

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 8 election is coming up on Oct. 11. 

Dawson County residents can register to vote either online, in person or by mail. 

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People wanting to register online can use the Georgia Secretary of State’s Online Voter Registration System here

Residents must have a valid driver’s license or identification card issued by the Georgia Department of Driver Services with a signature on file with the DDS. 

There is also a “GA Votes” mobile phone application giving people the “My Voter Page” and OLVR (online voter registration) option, according to the Dawson County BOER website. 

The app can be downloaded through the Google Play Store on Androids or App Store on iPhones.

People who want to register in person can stop by the Dawson County Elections and Voter Registrations Office, located at 96 Academy Ave. in Dawsonville. 

For visual reference, that’s at the corner of Academy Avenue and Maple Street, in the Chappell Building and across the street from the city cemetery. 

The office’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

To register by mail, a voter registration application must be completely filled out and either USPS postmarked by the registration deadline or otherwise delivered in person to the Dawson County Elections & Voter Registration Office on the date of the deadline.

Applications are available online via the secretary of state’s website, the BOER office and at public libraries in the county. 

Completed and signed applications can also be sent to the secretary of state’s office. 

An updated map with the new voting district boundaries is available here. 

Those wanting more information about registering to vote and the upcoming election can go to the Dawson County elections office homepage.