June 19, 2021

Early Voting for March 16 Special Election begins today

(Franklin, GA) — Early voting for the March 16, 2021 Special Election begins today at the Heard County courthouse.

City of Franklin voters will be choosing a candidate to fill the remaining term for the POST 5 City Council Seat left vacant by Cliff Jiles who resigned late last year.

The qualifying City Council candidates include Robert “Robbie” Hilton, Robert “Bob” Krach, and Dion Senn.

The Heard County School Board has requested that a referendum be held to approve an extension to the education sales tax (known as ESPLOST).

This will not be a new tax, only a continuation of the current penny sales tax that helps pay for capital projects and resource materials for our schools.

All Heard County voters are eligible to vote for the ESPLOST referendum.

Early Voting (AKA Advance Voting) is held prior to all elections. It is a way to exercise the right to vote when it is most convenient for the voter. It also allows voters to avoid longer lines that typically develop on Election Day.

For Primaries, Special Elections, and the General Election, Early Voting begins on the fourth Monday before the election and lasts three weeks.

There is NO early voting on the Monday immediately prior to any election.

Early Voting is conducted during regular business hours in the Elections and Registration Office (located in the Heard County Courthouse) at 215 E Court Square. During Early Voting, the office remains open during lunch.

To vote early, all that is required is the voter must be registered in Heard County, and must present one of the appropriate forms of ID. You do not have to have a reason to vote early.

If a voter’s name does not appear on the list of voters, or if the voter does not present one of the appropriate forms of ID, a provisional ballot may be cast by the voter.

Early Voting for the March 16 Special Election

February 22-26 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
March 1-5 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
March 8-12 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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