According to Pickens Elections Supervisor Julianne Roberts, 7,404 of Pickens County’s 24,300 registered voters cast ballots during early voting at the two polling locations. The second location opened Monday, Oct. 26.
One election board member said they received at least 2,400 absentee ballots by mail, but that was an estimate, not a definite count, Roberts said.
Voters will go to their regular polling places on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters with absentee ballots must drop those off by 7 p.m. at the elections office at 83 Pioneer Road, Jasper, Ga. 30143.
Updated guidance for in-person voting during COVID-19 isolation or quarantine
Press Release Georgia Department of Public Health
The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is updating its protocols for isolation and quarantine during COVID-19 to allow individuals to vote in person Tuesday, Nov. 3. The protocols are in accordance withrecommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued today, Nov. 1.
Voters who are sick with COVID-19 and are in isolation or those who are quarantined after being in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 should take steps to protect poll workers and other voters. This includes wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, and washing their hands or using hand sanitizer before and after voting. Voters should let poll workers know about their condition when arriving at the polling location.
Poll workers should minimize contact with voters and follow respiratory protection guidelines including wearing a mask and gloves, staying at least 6 feet away from others and washing their hands or using hand sanitizers frequently.
Following the prevention steps outlined above will help to ensure voters can safely exercise their right to vote while protecting others at polling locations.
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For information about COVID-19, visit dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus or www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.