Spalding County is located in the west-central part of Georgia and encompasses 201 square miles. Bordered by Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Butts, Lamar, Pike, and Meriwether counties, Spalding County lies 40 miles south of downtown Atlanta and 55 miles northwest of Macon.

Spalding County is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

 

Voter Registration and Elections

Early voting for the upcoming July 20th General Primary begins Monday June 7th and continues through Friday July 16th. This event will be held at 819 Memorial Drive (Memorial Drive Plaza) Monday through Friday – 8am-5pm each day. To obtain a sample ballot specific to your district, visit www.sos.georgia.gov and click on MVP (My Voter Page) then enter the required information.

Site Index:
General Information
Photo ID
Registering to Vote
2011 Election Calendar
Absentee Voting Information
Election Day Voting Information and Poll Locations
Electronic Voting Information
Be a Poll Worker
2011 Candidate Information

GENERAL INFORMATION

Spalding County Board of Elections and Registration:
Helen Grayson – Chairman
Artemus Hood, Jr. – Vice-Chairman
Billy McDaniel
Betty Bryant
Kaye Norris

Monthly meetings of the Board of Elections and Registration are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am in room 110 of the Courthouse Annex (119 E. Solomon Street). All meetings are open to the public.


Office Staff:
Terry Colling – Election Supervisor
Susan McWilliams – Registrar
Amy Parker – Election Assistant

Office Address:
119 E. Solomon Street, Room 110
P.O. Box 1087
Griffin, GA 30224

Election and Voter Registration Information:
770-467-4245 or 770-467-4370

Fax:
770-467-4278

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8am-5pm

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PHOTO ID

Georgia law requires that all registered voters voting in person (either absentee or on Election Day) must present a photo ID.

The following are acceptable photo ID:

1. A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
2. A valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including one issued by the Department of Driver Services or the county registrar’s office
3. Valid U.S. Passport
4. 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.
5. Valid U.S. Military photo ID
6. Valid tribal photo ID

Questions about Photo ID? Call 1-877-725-9797 or visit www.GaPhotoID.com

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REGISTERING TO VOTE

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE FOR THE JULY 20, 2010 PRIMARY IS MONDAY JUNE 21ST

Confirm whether or not you are registered to vote by:

Phoning 770-467-4245
Visit MY VOTER PAGE on the Secretary of State website www.sos.ga.gov

Qualifications for registering to vote in Georgia:

A U.S. citizen
At least 18 years of age on or before Election Day
Not serving a sentence for having been convicted of a felony
Not judicially declared to be mentally incompetent

Note: Any person who registers to vote knowing that such person does not possess the qualifications required by law, who registers under any name other than such person’s name, or who knowingly gives false information in registering shall be guilty of a felony. O.C.G.A 21-2-561

Where to register to vote:

Office of Elections and Voter Registration
119 East Solomon Street, Room110
Griffin, GA 30223

Download an application from www.sos.ga.gov
Mail it to the above address. If you are registering for the first time in the State of Georgia and are mailing your application, please pay particular note to the instructions on the application pertaining to first time registrants.

Department of Drivers Services (Georgia State Patrol Office)

Department of Human Resources

State funded offices for the physically disabled

Recruitment offices

Flint River Regional Library

Fairmont Community Center

City of Griffin Administrative Offices

Remember: if you are registering for the first time in the State of Georgia and you are mailing your application, please pay particular attention to the instructions on the application pertaining to first time registrants.

Voter’s verification:

After registering to vote, a precinct card is generated and printed by the state then sent to the county to mail to you. This card will verify that your application has been accepted and processed. It also tells you where to vote on Election Day and tells you what voting districts you are in.

If, after registering, you do not receive a precinct card within 4 weeks or you have misplaced it, please call our office.

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2011 ELECTION CALENDAR

OCTOBER 10 – 14
Early Voting for Special Election Runoff (for Sheriff)
Memorial Drive Plaza (819 Memorial Drive) – 8am to 5pm each day

OCTOBER 11
Last day to register to vote in the November 8, 2011 General Municipal Election for the City of Griffin

OCTOBER 18
Special Election Runoff (for Sheriff)
Polling places open 7am – 7pm

OCTOBER 17 – NOVEMBER 4
Early voting for the November 8 General Municipal Election for the City of Griffin

NOVEMBER 8
General Municipal Election for the City of Griffin

NOVEMBER 28 – DECEMBER 2
Early voting for the December 6 General Municipal Election Runoff (if necessary)

DECEMBER 6
General Municipal Election Runoff (if necessary)

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ABSENTEE VOTING 2011

There are 2 ways to vote absentee -

Absentee voting by mail: A request in writing with a signature and date of birth is required in order to be mailed an absentee ballot. If you are disabled or over the age of 75, please include this information with your request so that we may automatically mail you a ballot for a run-off, if one is one is necessary. Requests may be made in person, via mail or fax. Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot without providing a reason.

Absentee voting in person: Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot in person during the early voting period prior to each election without providing a reason. Location of the early voting location will be announced well in advance of the event. Valid photo ID is required for absentee voting in person.

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ELECTION DAY VOTING INFORMATION AND POLL LOCATIONS

Don’t forget to take a valid photo ID with you when you go to vote!

Polling Locations for the October 18 Special Election Runoff for Sheriff
City Precinct 1 Second Baptist Church Gym 501 West Broad Street
City Precinct 2 Fairmont Community Center 241 Blanton Avenue
City Precinct 3 Flint River Library 800 Memorial Drive
City Precinct 4 Third Ward School 440 Tilney Avenue
City Precinct 5 Stuckey Auditorium 1109 Experiment Street
City Precinct 6 City Park Gym 601C Camp Northern Road
City Precinct 7 1st United Methodist Church 1401 Maple Drive
City Precinct 8* Boy Scout Headquarters 1361 Zebulon Road
City Precinct 9 Cabin Fire Station 3865 Jackson Road
City Precinct 10 Carver Fire Station 600 Carver Road
City Precinct 11 1st Presbyterian Church 1349 Macon Road
City Precinct 12 Liberty Springs Baptist Church 41 Leach Road
City Precinct 13* County Line United Methodist Church 416 County Line Church Rd.
City Precinct 14 Sunnyside Methodist Church 5084 Atlanta Road
City Precinct 15 Blalock Fire Station 5756 Newnan Road
City Precinct 16 Gary Reid Fire Station 1843 North Hill Street
City Precinct 17 AMBUCS Park 1110 High Falls Road
City Precinct 18 Community Ministries Church 1217 E. McIntosh Road
City Precinct 19 First Assembly of God Church 2000 West McIntosh Road
City Precinct 20 Roberts Fire Station 841 South McDonough Road
City Precinct 21* Sun City Peachtree (sales office) 123 Creekside Court

Polls open at 7am on Election Day and close at 7pm. If you are already in line at 7pm when the polls close, you will be allowed to vote.

If you are not sure where you should vote, please call 770-467-4245. A poll locator is also available on the website for the Georgia Secretary of State – www.sos.ga.gov


ELECTRONIC VOTING
In 2002, the State of Georgia successfully rolled out a statewide, uniform electronic voting system. Learn more about this system and how it works at: www.georgiacounts.com

BE A POLL WORKER IN SPALDING COUNTY

Qualifications:
At least 16 years old
A judicious, intelligent and upright citizen of the United States
A resident of Spalding County
Able to read, write and speak the English language

If you are interested in working at a polling place, please call 770-467-4245 or come by the Office of Elections and Voter Registration located in Room 110 of the Courthouse Annex (119 E. Solomon Street).

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2011 SPALDING COUNTY CANDIDATE INFORMATION

October 18 Special Election Runoff for Sheriff

CANDIDATES:
Wendell Beam
Keith Duncan

November 8 General Municipal Election – City of Griffin

CANDIDATES:

City Commissioner At-Large
Douglas S. Hollberg (incumbent)
Joe Nathan Ward, Jr

City Commissioner District 2
William H. Evans (incumbent)
Cora Flowers

City Commissioner District 4
Doug Craig
Alan Stanfield
Joanne W. Todd (incumbent)

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Mailing Address:
Spalding County Government
P.O. Box 1087, Griffin, Georgia 30224

Physical Address:
Spalding County Government Annex
119 East Solomon Street, Griffin, Georgia 30223

Email: info@spaldingcounty.com
Web: SpaldingCounty.com
Phone: (770) 467-4200
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