Barrow County voters can begin casting their ballot in person for the 2016 presidential primary on Monday as early voting begins.
Advance voting will continue through Friday, Feb. 26. All advance voting will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Barrow County Elections Office. Saturday voting will also be offered on Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Barrow County elections supervisor Monica Franklin said Barrow County voters can verify their registration and their polling location by visiting the “My Voter Page” at sos.ga.gov.
Voters will have to select either a Republican or Democratic ballot. Voters are not required to register with one party in Georgia. There will be 12 candidates on the GOP ballot and four on the Democratic ballot.
Georgia’s actual primary day is Tuesday, March 1, one of several days involved in a “Southeastern Conference” event.
Absentee balloting actually kicked off this year’s presidential primary in Georgia. In Barrow County, requests for absentee ballots began on Jan. 12. Franklin said last week her office has mailed 72 absentee ballots and had received 25 completed ballots back. Some requests were from military personnel stationed overseas and a couple from citizens temporarily living out of the country.