Georgia’s 16 days of early voting end today, Friday, Nov. 2, in preparation for Tuesday’s traditional Election Day.
In Bulloch County, both the Board of Elections and Registration office in the county annex at 113 N. Main St., and the Honey Bowen Building, 1 Max Lockwood Drive at the Fair Road Park, are open for advanced voting today from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The annex location has been open Monday–Friday for three weeks and the Honey Bowen Building this week. A location on the Georgia Southern University campus was previously open for early voters three days. Additionally, Saturday voting was available Oct. 27 at the annex.
But as of 5 p.m. Friday, all in-person early voting opportunity ceases. Technically, 5 p.m. is also the deadline for voters to request that absentee ballots be mailed to them, but any absentee ballots must be received, completed and returned to the election office before 7 p.m. Tuesday to be counted.
Registered voters who haven’t voted early or absentee can vote at their assigned precinct anytime between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Bulloch County will staff 16 precinct polling stations for this purpose.
Tuesday’s state and county general election features races from governor and U.S. representative to county commissioner, plus referendums and state amendments.
City ‘brunch’ vote
Additionally, the city of Statesboro is holding a “brunch bill” referendum, asking whether the start time for restaurants to serve alcoholic drinks on Sundays should be moved up from 12:30 p.m. to 11 a.m.
Some Statesboro residents who participate in the city referendum Tuesday will need to vote in two different places because the city and county precincts differ.
This has not been the case during early voting, when the city and county ballots were offered on separate ballots in the same locations. But voters who wait until Tuesday must vote in their assigned precincts, and the city has only two voting precincts, Statesboro 1 at the William James Educational Complex on Williams Road, and Statesboro 2 at Pittman Park United Methodist Church on Fair Road.