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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6

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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 6

File Photo courtesy of Dena Mellick
Photo from the May 20 primary, courtesy of Dena Mellick

Photo from the May 20 primary, courtesy of Dena Mellick

People who want to vote in the Nov. 4 general election have until next Monday, Oct. 6, to register to vote.

The Nov. 4 general election will decide several important races, including:

– The governor’s race between incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal, R, and state Sen. Jason Carter, D.

– The U.S. Senate race between David Perdue, R, Michelle Nunn, D, and libertarian candidate Amanda Swafford.

– State School Superintendent’s race between Richard Woods, R, and Valarie Wilson, D.

– State Sen. District 42 race between Greg Williams, R, and Elena Parent, D.

According to Project Vote Smart, in Georgia you must be 17 1/2 to register and 18 to vote. You must be a U.S. Citizen and hold a valid state or federal photo ID, like a driver’s license. You cannot vote if you are serving a sentence related to a felony conviction. You can’t vote if a judge has ruled you to be mentally incompetent.

To register online, click here.

To see a sample ballot, click here.

If you can’t make it to the polls on Nov. 4, you can vote early. This year DeKalb County will hold its first-ever Sunday voting day on Oct. 26. For a complete list of early voting times and locations, click here.