Voters urged to check status of ballot and registration online

Voters urged to check status of ballot and registration online
Early voting in Georgia began today. Here’s what you can expect if you’re voting in person

In-person early voting for the presidential preference primary began in Georgia on May 18 with social distancing requirements put in place at polling locations.

Elections officials told Channel 2 investigative reporter Justin Gray that if you come to vote in person, come expecting to wait.

Voters can find their polling location, view sample ballots and find other election information here.

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The bipartisan League of Women Voters is offering additional resources at VOTE411.ORG

If you plan on voting in person, here's what you can expect:

  • Voters will stand six feet apart.
  • You'll use hand sanitizer when checking in.
  • In some counties, voters will use a tap a touchscreen with a stylus instead of a finger.
  • Early voting is for three weeks before the June 9 election.
  • Officials ask that you stay home if you are sick.

More than 250,000 voters have returned absentee ballots for the combined general primary and presidential primary, according to the Georgia Secretary of State. By comparison, about 37,000 people cast absentee-by-mail ballots in the 2016 primary.

Before the March 24 presidential primary was delayed because of the coronavirus threat, nearly 289,000 voters cast ballots. Those voters are still eligible to participate in the primary, but their ballots will exclude the presidential race.