Residents who want to vote in the Nov. 6 elections have a little more than a week to register.
The deadline to register is Oct. 9 to be eligible to vote in Allenhurst, Hinesville, Riceboro and Walthourville city elections — or on the two countywide homestead exemption amendments.
Voter registration forms can be picked up at the Liberty County Voter Registration Office at 102 South Commerce St. in Hinesville and, if filled out at the office, can be submitted without photo identification.
Residents who opt to mail a voter registration form to the office must include a copy of one of the six accepted forms of photo identification along with their application.
Acceptable forms of ID include a valid state or federal government issued photo ID, active or expired Georgia Driver's License, federal, state, county or municipality employee photo ID, U.S. passport, military ID or tribal photo ID.
Also, applicants must be legal residents of Georgia to be eligible.
For more information on registering to vote, call the voter registration office at 876-3310 or check out the Georgia Secretary of State’s Web site at www.sos.georgia.gov
Countywide vote on
Although only four cities will be holding mayoral and council seat elections in November, all Liberty County residents will have a chance to vote yes or no on two homestead exemption amendments. Each amendment would allow homeowners to make minor repairs or renovations without seeing an increase in their tax bills.
House Bill 767 would enable property owners to make improvements to their homes equal to up to five percent of its property value without having their assessment increased, while House Bill 768 would allow the same exemption for school taxes.