The 2014 midterm election is just days away and already more than 11,000 people have voted in Newton County.
As of 1:45 p.m. Friday, the Newton County Board of Elections had 10,052 people submit ballots at the Newton County Administration Building. The county had also received 958 of the 1,371 absentee ballots, plus 13 absentee military ballots sent out.
According to information provided by the Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, as of Friday morning, 798,309 people cast ballots early, with 714,219 in person and 84,090 mailed in state-wide. Fulton County led Georgia with 79,065 early voters. DeKalb was next with 67,735, Cobb with 58,132, Gwinnett with 46,768 and Henry with 26,466.
Early voting ended Friday at 5 p.m., but Election Day will bring even more people to the polls Tuesday. Voting on Election Day is to be at the voter’s designated polling place and not the Newton County Administration Building, an early voting site.
As of Sept. 1, Kemp’s office recognized 55,291 registered voters in Newton County. The highest concentration of registered voters is in Newton County residents 65 and over with 9,360.
To vote you must bring one of six form of photo ID listed by the secretary of state:
Georgia drivers license:
Valid photo ID card issued by any state or the U.S. government;
Valid United States passport;
Valid government employee photo ID card;
Valid United States military ID card with photo;
Valid tribal ID card with photo.