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Get to a pollice place right away
Courier editorial
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Unless you spend all your time in a hole in the ground and have been spared the political advertisements of the past few months, it’s no great surprise that election time is once again upon us.
That means — if you haven’t already — go vote. Even if you don’t really feel like it. Just go vote.
Thanks to early voting, Georgia residents have had the opportunity to cast their ballots well ahead of the Nov. 2 election day. Early voting began in late September and continues from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at two locations — the voter registration office at 204 W. Memorial Drive in Hinesville of Midway City Hall (the old Liberty Elementary School). Early voting ends Friday.
This is an especially important election for Liberty County as residents will choose a new sheriff, and there’s no shortage of candidates to pick from.
Of course, uncontested races rarely do much to help voter turnout in any given election and there are a few of those in certain districts. But if you don’t feel like hitting the polls just to vote for someone who’s going to win anyway, do tap your pick for governor or any other state or federal seat. It is essential, however, to vote on the state constitutional amendments on this year’s ballot.
At least one, if not more, of the five amendments voters will decide on in less than a week has the potential to affect you personally — whether it’s in the form of a $10 fee for you license plate or the chance to start your own small business.
So if you’re worried about crowded polls on election day, you still have a few days to vote early. And if you’re concerned about not understanding the ballot when you get into the voting booth, go to, where you can enter your first initial, last name, the county you live in and your birthdate to see a copy of the ballot you’ll vote on.
Now go vote.
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