Early Voting June 7th? It’s Already Here

Just got a call informing me that I’m still mis-informed about early voting.

There’s an old Georgia statute that requires counties to send absentee ballots upon request within 2 business days of receiving the ballots.

All counties should have received their ballots by today. Thus, by Tuesday, all counties should be mailing out absentee ballots.

Update your campaign plans accordingly.

Updated to add:
Well not all counties – a helpful tipster sent us this:
Some county Boards of Elections have received their ballots earlier this week and are legally required to mail or issue the ballots to any individual who has requested them. Thus, over the next couple weeks, as each county throughout the state receives their ballots, absentee and early voting will begin for the July 20th Primary.

10 comments

  1. inlimine says:

    The statute says absentee ballots have to be ready for voting no later than 45 days before the election date, so most counties use that as their rule of thumb. Most counties are beginning on either Friday, June 4 or Monday June 7 since the 45th day falls on that weekend in between. The ballots have a way of landing in the county offices around that magic date as well. Estimated early voting for 2010? Around 95 days worth. Who needs election day? LOL

  2. jenny says:

    I’ve already voted three times this year for McChickenHawk. I figure politics in Georgia is such a three ring circus anyway, making it a barnyard could be a step up.

    And aren’t you proud of me, Icky? I didn’t take this opportunity to mention anything about how the Free Congress Foundation ranked Georgia dead last for safe secure voting in 2004, or that our Di-Bold voting machines can not verify any vote once cast.

    I’ve decided to be a peace loving bridge builder. How many doubies will that buy me?

  3. jenny says:

    Bad news. The internet reaches to Austin. 🙂

    Kidding aside, we’re heading out June 10th, but I’ll be back in town intermittently for a couple more weeks.

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