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Last day to register to vote in July 20 primary is Monday
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       Citizens who have not yet registered to vote, but wish to vote in the general primary election, have until Monday to do so, said Bulloch County Election Supervisor Pat Lanier Jones.
      And if you wish to avoid the long lines at the polls, early voting began June 7 and runs through July 16, she said. The general primary is July 20, with an Aug. 10 runoff election if needed, she said.

      As of Friday afternoon, only 110 citizens had chosen the early voting option, Jones said.

      Voters can go to the Elections and Registration Office in the Bulloch County Courthouse between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and cast their ballot on a voting machine.

       Also, from July 12 through July 16, residents can vote at the Honey Bowen Building between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., she said.

      There are five new voting machines at the courthouse polling station, one more than last year, said Deputy registrar Shontay Jones. This will help make voting go more smoothly and be faster as well.

      Those who plan to run for open Bulloch County Board of Education seats may qualify beginning June 28 at 9 a.m. through July 2 at noon, Pat Lanier Jones said. The qualifying fees for the BOE seats is $72, and seats up for election are Districts 2, 4, 5 and 6.

      Anyone interested in qualifying as an independent candidate for any office (except a nonpartisan office) may also do so between June 28 and July 2, she said. Those who want to run as independent candidates will pay the qualifying fee as well as filing a nomination petition. Those who wish to run for office as independent candidates must call the board of elections office at 764-6502 for more information about the petition, she said..
      For more information on school board seats call the Bulloch County Board of Education Central Office at 7764-6201.


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