DeKalb County voters go to the polls at Henderson Mill Elementary School on Georgia’s state primary Election Day, May 24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Early voting in metro Atlanta ends Friday

Early “in-person” voting for the Nov. 8 presidential election has begun across Georgia, and it will be available to voters at select locations until Friday, Nov. 4 as the state ramps up balloting in advance of Election Day.

It’s worth noting that none of the ballots are actually counted until polls close the night of the election.

Early voting is a popular option here, though. In the last presidential election, nearly 2 million people in Georgia cast early ballots ahead of Election Day — almost half of all ballots cast in that election.

How to vote early in Georgia

Any voter registered in Georgia can vote early.

Each of Georgia’s 159 counties starting Monday will have at least one early voting location open — often, it’s the main elections office. Some, such as Fulton County, will have several sites available. Be aware, however, that your regular neighborhood polling place will likely not be open; often, local municipalities only open select sites during the state’s 21-day early voting period.

DeKalb County voters go to the polls at Henderson Mill Elementary School on Georgia’s state primary Election Day, May 24. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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When and where to vote early in Cobb County

When and where to vote early in DeKalb County

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When and where to vote early in North Fulton

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Early voting locations for another county

Use the Secretary of State Office’s online “my voter page” website (www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do) to find a sample ballot or specific early voting location.

You can also call your local elections office to find early voting locations or look for the “advance voting info” link under the elections tab of the Secretary of State Office’s website (www.sos.ga.gov).

Don’t forget to bring photo identification, which can include a Georgia driver’s license, even if it’s expired; a state-issued voter identification card; a valid U.S. passport; or a valid U.S. military photo ID.

No “ballot selfies” are allowed at the polls, so wait to snap a photo until you’re outside. It is illegal in Georgia to take pictures of a ballot or voting equipment, but the Secretary of State Office has said it has seen voters in previous elections post “ballot selfies” on social media — something that could get you in trouble with the law.

Information about local elections and your “My Voter Page” can also be found on the free “GA SOS” app for your smartphone via iTunes or Google Play for Android.

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1,000 Cobb ballots cast in first 3 hours of early voting in Cobb

DeKalb voters quickly cast ballots on first day of early voting

High turnout in North Fulton on first day of early voting

As long as you've registered to vote by Oct. 11, there aren't many reasons you shouldn't be allowed to cast a ballot. (Erica A. Hernandez/AJC)

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