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Confusion concerning Tuesdays election, cleared up

by Roslyn Giles  - email | bio

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The voting machines are set and the signs directing you to the polling place are ready to be posted.  But, not everyone can vote in tomorrow's special election. 

"There are a lot of folks who don't know what district they are in, so they've come here to vote early, they're in house district 130 and they're not eligible to vote and it has created some confusion," says Sherrail Jarrett, Elections Supervisor for Harris County.

Georgia House District Seat 129 includes sections from three counties: Muscogee, Harris and Troup. Sections of Waverly Hall and Ellerslie are excluded.

"Two of our precincts are actually in the city halls. Waverly Hall and Pine Mountain are our county precinct as well. There will be two stations clearly marked council city race and house seat 129 on the other side," added Jarrett.

In Muscogee County, there are four precincts:

Northside Baptist Church

St. Mark United Methodist Church

Wynnbrook Baptist Church

Faternal Order of Police Building (Heiferhorn Way)

Nancy Boren, Elections Director for Muscogee County says the fact that this is not a county-wide race is causing the confusion.  "If you're not sure if you're in district 129, check your registration card or log onto The Secretary of State's website: SOS.GA.GOV and click on the Poll Locator to get your districts.

Polls will be open from 7am to 7pm. A photo ID is required. Provisional ballots will be issued to voters who do not have the proper identification. You will have two days after the election to provide a photo ID to the Elections Office.

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