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20 September 2008

Voters in Cobb, DeKalb, & Forsyth Counties Cast Their Ballots Early [UPDATE]

Avoid the lines and vote early.

That's what more than 400 people in Cobb, DeKalb and Forsyth counties have done over a month before the November General Election.

DeKalb, like most of the state, had planned to start the early voting — once called absentee voting — on Monday. Instead, voters in DeKalb cast the first ballots at noon on Thursday and 50 people voted by the end of the day.

In Cobb County, more than 200 had voted by noon.

People also were waiting outside the door when the Forsyth County election office opened Friday. By the end of the day, 64 had voted.
[Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Early voting under way in most counties", September 19, 2008]

Early voting in Fulton County and the rest of Georgia begins on Monday. Voters don't need an excuse to cast their ballots early, but they do need a photo ID.

Avoid the lines and vote earlry. There'ts no excuse not to.

[UPDATE]: According to a report by the Marietta Daily Journal, 670 Cobb County residents voted on Friday, the first day of early voting in their county [Source: Marietta Daily Journal, "Obama or McCain? Cobb voters choose their candidate", September 20, 2009].