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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
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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.

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