Deadline to Register to Vote

Habersham Co. - Today is the last day to register to vote for Georgia’s March 24 presidential primary. 

Early voting for this election will begin March 2 and will go through March 20.

There will be a Saturday voting day on March 14 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the aquatic center and First Baptist Church precincts.

Anyone who has not registered can do so at the Secretary of State’s website

New Voting Machines
Georgians will be seeing the new voting machines during this election.

The machines will show an electronic ballet plus print a paper ballot to allow voters to review their choices before finally submitting them. This gives voters a chance to check for any mistakes that may have occurred during the process. This would give voters up to two to three chances to review their ballots. "To me, that's the biggest benefit of this new equipment,"  says Habersham County Elections Superintendent Laurel Ellison.

When it comes to working the new equipment, Ellison says anyone who would like a demo can stop by the Elections Office during normal hours. "We're going to have poll workers, that their job is to answer questions or to assist if somebody needs assistance," Ellison says. "It's really not hard. It's similar to the other system, it's just touch screen."

A demo call also be found at the Secretary of State's website.

One key thing Ellison wants to remind voters with the new machines is to not take the ballots out of the voting precincts. "They take those ballots out, their vote is null and void," Ellison says.