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Nearly 7,400 Vote Early in Cherokee

Approximately 2,000 more votes were cast early this year than during the 2008 presidential primary.

It's two days until Election Day, and Cherokee County's registered voters have had three weeks to voice their opinions with early voting that started Feb. 13.

The county had 7,376 early votes cast by Friday's close of the early voting period, out of the 136,000 registered active and inactive voters,  Supervisor Janet Munda said.

Although both groups are eligible to vote, Munda said the 120,000 active voters are the number that will be used for the fall election.

An additional 764 individuals requested mail-in ballots.

During the last presidential preference election in 2008, Cherokee had approximately 120,000 registered voters. Of that number, 5,324 voted early, and 855 requested mail-in ballots.

Election Day is Tuesday, and polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you don't know your precinct, use this Poll Locator to find it. Patch will be bringing live updates during the day from across Georgia.

You can view a sample of the ballot in the attached PDF.

Holly Springs, Hickory Flat and Nearby Precincts:

Precinct Name Precinct Number Address Bradshaw 8 , 2740 E. Cherokee Dr.
Freehome 18 , 11954 Cumming Hwy.
Hickory Flat
19 , 2755 E. Cherokee Dr.
Holly Springs
22 , 3885 Holly Springs Pkwy. Macedonia 27 , 10370 E. Cherokee Dr.
Sixes 34 , 20 Ridge Rd. Toonigh 37 , 2031 E. Cherokee Dr.
Sixes 34 , 20 Ridge Rd. Union Hill 38 , 2000 A.J. Land Rd. Univeter 39 Malon D. Mimms Boys & Girls Club, 1082 Univeter Rd. (Note: This location is ONLY for March 6. Voting will return to the Senior Center for the July 31 primary and for the remainder of 2012 elections.) Wildcat 42 , 1965 Hickory Rd.

What you need:

You must have photo identification when voting in person. Here are the six forms of IDs that are acceptable when voting:

  1. A Georgia driver's license, even if expired
  2. Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a FREE Voter ID Card issued by your county registrar's office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services
  3. Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
  4. Valid U.S. passport
  5. Valid U.S. military photo ID
  6. Valid tribal photo ID

There is information here on how to get a free voter identification card if you do not have any of these.

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