Saturday voting is this weekend at five locations

Photo of Georgia voter stickers (AJC photo / Ben Gray)
(AJC photo / Ben Gray)
Photo of Georgia “I voted” stickers

Early voting for the SPLOST V referendum and city council elections has now entered its second week, with polls open from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday at the Henry County Elections office in downtown McDonough and Stockbridge Municipal Court.

This Saturday, October 26, early voting will be offered from 8am to 5pm at five (5) locations:

  • Elections & Voter Registration (Main Office)
    40 Atlanta St. McDonough
  • Fairview Recreation Center
    35 Austin Rd, Stockbridge
  • Fortson Library
    61 McDonough St. Hampton
  • Locust Grove Library
    115 M.L.K. Jr. Blvd. Locust Grove
  • Stockbridge Municipal Court Building
    4602 N. Henry Blvd. Stockbridge

Early voting will also be offered at these same five locations next week, Monday, October 28, through Friday, November 1, between the hours of 7am and 7pm. As of Tuesday morning, October 22, one-thousand one-hundred twenty voters had participated in early voting.

Moving Henry Forward encourages all registered voters to participate in the election. The last SPLOST referendum, held in November 2013, saw 12.2% turnout. Let’s collectively make an effort to increase that turnout and improve.

The proposed SPLOST V referendum is estimated to collect $204 million over five years in local sales tax if approved. The project list is headlined by a proposed $22 million dollar aquatic center. Other countywide projects include a recreation center for the Boys & Girls Club, four police precincts, two new fire stations, two fire station rebuilds, and a fleet replacement program.

In addition to the SPLOST V referendum, city residents have an election for city council. City residents are encouraged to participate in early voting so that they may cast both ballots at one location. Those that wait until Election Day will have to visit two separate locations if they would like to participate in both elections.

For more information about voting precincts, the candidates for city council, and other ballot questions, visit our Elections webpage.

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