Running from Monday at 8:30 a.m., early voting will continue until May 16.
With quite a few contested local races and a wealth of statewide seats up for grabs, Cherokee elections supervisor Janet Munda is expecting about 30 percent of the county’s voters to turn out.
“Once the ‘Vote Here’ signs go up on Monday the local voters will stop in to vote,” Munda said Friday.
Munda said she anticipated early voting to get off to a slow start in the next two weeks, but to pick up as Election Day approaches.
“I am expecting a mild flow for the first two weeks,” she said. “The week prior more voters will be ready to cast their ballot, and that is why we have additional locations open to accommodate the voters in Cherokee County.”
The first two weeks of early voting are Monday to May 2 and May 5 to May 9 and will take place at one location only, the Cherokee Elections Office in downtown Canton.
Times are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The elections office is at 400 E. Main St.
Voters will have one Saturday when they can cast their votes, May 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Advance voting is the week of May 12 to 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Locations for Saturday and sdvance voting are:
• Cherokee County Elections Office — 400 E. Main St., Canton;
• Ball Ground Public Library — 435 Old Canton Rd., Ball Ground;
• Hickory Flat Public Library — 2740 East Cherokee Dr., Canton;
• Woodstock Public Library — 7735 Main St., Woodstock; and
• Rose Creek Public Library — 4476 Towne Lake Pkwy., Woodstock
Election Day on May 20 all county precincts will be open for voting from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters must vote at their assigned precinct on Election Day.
A photo ID is required to vote at all locations.
For more information, call the Cherokee Elections Office at (770) 479-0407 or visit the website at vote.cherokeega.com.
— Rebecca Johnston contributed to this article.