Advance voting, also known as “early voting” for the 2012 presidential election is still going on in and around Atlanta for the voter who wishes to beat election day crowds and lines.
And advance voting information is just a mouse click away on your computer with the Georgia Secretary of State’s Election’s Division website page.
For example, by clicking here those who live in Dekalb County would learn that they have as many as six locations in which to case their ballot early for the office of the president through Nov. 2.
Those six locations for early voting in Dekalb are as follows:
- Community Achievement Center, located at 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur
- Memorial Drive Complex, Suite 300, located at 4380 Memorial Drive in Decatur
- Tucker Recreation Center, located at 4898 LaVista Road in Tucker
- Berean Christian Church Community Center, located at 2440 Young Road at Stone Mountain
- Chamblee Civic Center, located at 3540 Broad St. in Chamblee, Georgia and
- Clark Harrison Center-Decatur, located at 330 West Ponce de Leon Ave., Room A in Decatur
Georgia voters desiring to know where they can vote early at–and for how much longer they can do so–should click here. Choose the county in which you reside from the drop-down menu online and click “Go” to find data on your county’s voting policy this year.
Early voting in Georgia on the weekend is no longer available, with the voting done on Saturday, Oct. 27 not generating the same high turnout that occurred during the 2008 presidential race according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
Some are speculating that it is a mixture of discontent with the current administration as well as a greater number of unemployed and economically-challenged voters that kept people away from the early voting opportunity. They say Democratic voters are less enthused with their options now compared to 2008.
Early voting results thus far in the state of Georgia do show that the top five early-voting counties within the state were as much as 74 percent lower in voter turnout than in 2008. And of those five counties, two were predominantly Democratic strongholds (Dekalb and Fulton). And those two counties were down as much as 65 percent in voter turnout this year compared to four years ago.
For more timely news updates on Georgia early voting statistics and other presidential election 2012 news from this writer be sure to click on the subscribe button at the top of this page.