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Early voting in-person ends on Thursday, Dec. 31

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Early voting in-person ends on Thursday, Dec. 31

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Members of the Avondale Alliance for Racial Justice and friends gathered at the intersection of North Avondale Road and Clarendon Avenue to encourage their neighbors to vote in the Jan. 5 runoff elections. The group provided passersby with snacks, masks and a flyer with information on how to make a voting plan. Photo by Zoe Seiler.


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DeKalb County, GA — There are just a few days left to cast an early vote-in person for the Georgia runoff elections.

Early voting ends at 7 p.m. on Dec. 31. To see a list of early voting locations, click here.

The deadline for turning in absentee ballots to a dropbox is 7 p.m. on Jan. 5. To see a list of dropbox locations, click here.

If you’ve received your absentee ballot but you’d rather vote in person, bring your absentee ballot with you when you vote in person and give it to the poll worker. You will then be permitted to cast your ballot at the voting booth. If you requested an absentee ballot but haven’t received it, you will be asked to sign an affidavit saying you wish to cancel your absentee ballot and vote in person.

For an FAQ on voting in DeKalb County, click here.

Unlike on Election Day, you do not have to vote at a specific polling place during early voting. To vote in-person during early voting, you’ll need to bring a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license, passport, or voter identification card, according to georgia.gov.

You have to be 18 to vote.

People who wish to vote early and in-person will need to bring one of the following forms of identification, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office:

– Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)

– A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired

– Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state

– Valid U.S. passport ID

– Valid U.S. military photo ID

– Valid tribal photo ID

The polls offer audio ballots for voters who are blind or have low vision and booths for voters in wheelchairs. If you need help with your ballot, you can ask a family member or friend to come with you to the polls and fill the ballot in with your choices.

Please vote in the Jan. 5 runoff election.

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