With less than two weeks to Election Day, the Democratic and Republican candidates for governor of Georgia are crisscrossing the state in an effort to bring out voters. Both plan a stop in Walton County.
At 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, Democratic candidate for Governor, Stacy Abrams, and Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, Sarah Riggs Amico, as well as other local leaders will be holding an Early Vote Rally at the Walton County Boys and Girls Club at 405 Community Court in Monroe. The rally will be from 5 – 5.45 p.m.
And at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29, there will be a rally for Republican candidate for Georgia Governor, Brian Kemp, along with several other candidates on the Republican ticket. The rally will be at 54 Nunnally Farm Road in Monroe. At that event, the Kinchafoonee Cowboys will be providing the music and the food will be provided by the Silver Queen Cantina.
There is a third candidate on the ballot, Libertarian Ted Metz. However, according to polling aggregated on Realclearpolitics.com, Abrams and Kemp are running almost neck and neck with Kemp just 1.6 points ahead on Oct. 25. He leads with 48 percent and Abrams has 46.4.
Early voting in Georgia began on Oct. 15, and runs through Nov. 2, with Saturday voting on Oct. 27. In Walton County, early voting will take place during business hours at the Walton County Board of Elections, 303 S. Hammond Drive, Suite 11, Monroe, GA 30655. On weekdays the office will be open for voting from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on for Saturday voting this weekend it will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If you decide to vote on Election Day, Nov. 6, you will no longer vote at the elections office, but at your official precinct based on your address. Click or tap on this link to find out where your voting precinct is located.
You also can request an absentee ballot mailed to your address to either mail back in before the election date or for you to drop off at the Walton County Board of Elections. Click or tap on this link to request a sample ballot.
Click or tap on this link for a sample ballot on what you will find when you go to cast your ballot. As well as the national, state and county posts on the ballot, there also are constitutional amendments and statewide referenda to consider as well as a 1 percent Walton County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to consider. The sample ballot lists the special projects to be funded in Walton County should the SPLOST be approved.