There is a timely reminder from the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections: you have another two weeks to register to vote in next month’s presidential preference primaries. The voter registration deadline is February 24; primary voting in Athens and around the state is March 24.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says the new voting machines, with their touch screens and paper backups, will be in place in all 159 Georgia counties by the end of the week. Most of us will use the new machines for the first time beginning on March 2: that's when early voting begins in advance of the state's presidential preference primaries. The machines are already in use in a handful of special elections in south Georgia.
From the Athens-Clarke Co government website…
Download, complete, and mail in your voter registration application to:
Hon. Brad Raffensperger
Secretary of State
1104 West Tower
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
SE Atlanta, GA 30334-1505
Pick Up In Person & Mail In
Pick up a mail-in registration form from:
Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections Office 155 E. Washington St.
Athens, GA 30601
Mitch Schrader Motor Vehicle Office
3025 Lexington Rd.
Highway 78 East
Athens, GA 30605
Athens Regional Library 2025 Baxter St.
Athens, GA 30606
State Patrol Office 1505 Highway 29 N
Athens, GA 30601
Completed forms should be mailed to the secretary of state’s address listed above.
Other Registration Opportunities
Registration is also offered when you renew or apply for your driver's license at Department of Motor Vehicle Safety driver's license posts. College students can obtain Georgia voter registration forms or the necessary forms to register in any state in the U.S. from their school registrar's office or vice president of academic affairs.