“Our Board of Elections and Registration Department Team hosted a meeting recently with our External Affairs Department, Senior Services director, Woodie Fite Senior Center director and I to come up with a game plan to serve older adults in Douglas County during the upcoming elections,” Martin added.
This year’s schedule for advance voting is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9-13, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 4-8 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 19-23.
“Too often our older adults have expressed they feel forgotten,” Martin said. “The Board of Commissioners, through Douglas County’s Board of Elections Department, is committed to make sure that will not be the case.”
The county intends to run shuttle van services from the Douglas County Transportation Center and the courthouse to the Woodie Fite Center and other county locations.
Free transportation for voting purposes only will be provided but must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
Any interested citizens are asked to call 770-920-7213 to schedule a pickup.
The Woodie Fite Senior Center, an adult recreation and educational facility for those over the age of 55, is a part of Douglas County Senior Services that serves active adults with specialized activities and fitness to help promote healthy aging.
Information: Martin at 770-920-7303 or RickMartin@co.douglas.ga.us