Mail-in voting story

Election Day Nov. 3rd.

TIFTON — Georgia voters will have three statewide ballot questions to consider before voting in the November election.

Two proposed constitutional amendments are on the ballot for consideration.

One would allow the state legislature to dedicate fees and revenues to the uses they were collected to benefit. Another would waive state and local “sovereign immunity” for violating state laws and state or the state and federal constitution.

A statewide referendum on the ballot would establish a tax exemption from ad valorum taxes for “real property” owned by 501(c)3 charities if the property is held for building or repairing single family homes.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Early voting for the local elections in November will begin Monday, Oct. 12.

Early voting is scheduled 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, Oct. 12-30, with Saturday voting scheduled 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 24.

Absentee mail ballots may be requested by calling (229) 386-7915 or emailing shekia.holley@tiftcounty.org.

This election season, prospective voters can also request an absentee ballot by visiting the state’s Absentee Ballot Portal, located at https://ballotrequest.sos.ga.gov.

All early voting takes place at the Tift County Board of Elections office, located at 222 Chesnutt Ave., Building B.

People waiting until Election Day, Nov. 3, to vote will go to their assigned polling location.

The last day to register to vote is Oct. 5.

Anyone wishing to register can do so online using a valid Georgia driver's license or ID or by contacting the Tift County Board of Elections office.

Voters must have acceptable identification to vote, which includes a Georgia driver's license, even if it’s expired; any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID; a valid U.S. passport; a valid photo ID from any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. government, Georgia or any county, municipality, board, authority or other state entity; a valid U.S. military photo ID; or a valid tribal photo ID.

A free voter ID card is available at the county registrar’s office or the Department of Driver Services. Before being issued a voter ID card, the voter must provide a photo ID or approved non-photo ID that includes full legal name and date of birth; documentation showing the voter’s date of birth; evidence that the applicant is a registered Georgia voter; and documentation showing the applicant’s name and residential address.

To find registration status, sample ballots, elected official contact information, mail ballot status and Election Day polling place information, visit the “My Voter Page” at www.sos.ga.gov/mvp.

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