Slow start but early voting running smoothly, weekend voting this Saturday

Early voting will run through Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave. Weekend voting dates are this Saturday and Oct. 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rome municipal election is off to a smooth and slow start with Interim Chief Elections Clerk Vanessa Waddell reporting no issues so far.

“It’s slow, but we’re moving along well,” Waddell said.

As of Tuesday evening, 83 people had cast their votes in the Rome City Commission and Board of Education races. About 31 of those votes were cast on Tuesday.

Early voting will continue through Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend voting will be available this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Community Room on the second floor of the Floyd County Administration Building at 12 E. Fourth Ave. Voting will also be available on both Saturday, Oct. 23, and Sunday, Oct. 24.

Next week, the Rome Civic Center at 400 Civic Center Drive will be open for voters through Oct. 29.

Three Rome City Commission seats are on the ballot. Incumbents Jamie Doss and Randy Quick are running for reelection and Elaina Beeman is stepping down from the city school board to run. Candidates Victor Hixon, Tyrone Holland and LuGina Brown are also seeking one of the three seats.

All seven Rome City Board of Education seats will be filled. Incumbents Faith Collins, Jill Fisher, Melissa Davis, Will Byington, Alvin Jackson and John Uldrick are joined on the ballot by Tracy McDew, Pascha Burge and Ron Roach.

Voters planning to submit absentee ballots can request a ballot no later than Oct. 22 and must include a copy of their driver’s license or state ID when submitting their applications. They can then either return their ballot by mail or cast in the county’s ballot box, which will be located in the Floyd County Administration Building in the Community Room on the second floor.

All precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 2. The last day to register to vote was Oct. 4.

The Mt. Alto North voting precinct has been moved from the church to the Anthony Recreation Center at 2901 Garden Lakes Blvd.

Voters can find their precincts for election day by visiting FloydCountyGa.gov/elections.

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