A few more than 1,600 Bulloch County residents have voted early for Tuesday’s election, and today, Friday May 18, is the last day for early voting, with two locations available.
Voting is possible Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the County Annex at 113 North Main St. and also in the Honey Bowen Building at the Fair Road Park. Both of these locations have been open all this week.
Before that, the County Annex had been available for voting two previous five-day weeks plus last Saturday, the statewide voting Saturday.
As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, 1,633 Bulloch residents had voted early in the county and state Democratic and Republican primaries and nonpartisan general election, reported county Elections Supervisor Patricia Lanier Jones. Of those, just 75 voters cast ballots last Saturday.
Meanwhile, in all 15 early voting days so far, 75 residents of Statesboro District 5 had participated in the city’s special election for a new council member in that district, and only two of those city voters came in Saturday, Jones said.
Traditional voting precincts across the county will be open for Election Day voting Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Only one precinct, Pittman Park United Methodist Church, will host the city’s District 5 special election Tuesday.
Today is also the last day for paper absentee ballots to be mailed out. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the elections office before the polls close Tuesday.