Speak Out: Will You Vote Today?
We want to know if you’ll be heading to the polls today, have cast your votes in early voting, or will be choosing not to vote at all.
The debates are over. The speeches have been made. And the campaign signs are in place.
All that’s left now is for Georgians and voters across America to cast their ballots. Tens of thousands of voters in Cobb, Douglas and Paulding counties already have.
In Paulding, 31,648 in-person ballots were cast early from the county’s 72,281 active voters, or 43.8 percent of voters; the nearly 2,600 absentee ballots mailed as of Monday moved the needle to about 49 percent. Cobb officials reported that through 15 of the 16 early voting days, about a quarter of the county’s 400,000-plus active registered voters had voted. And 12,271 votes had been cast in Douglasville through Oct. 27, the day when Saturday voting was offered across the state.
But there are 12 more hours of voting left, and polling places will be open today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Will you be among those casting ballots today? Or have you already performed your civic duty? Or have you chosen to forgo voting this go-around? Tell us in the poll below.
After you’ve voted, tell us about your voting experience, or why you’re choosing to sit this one out. If you’ve voted, when and where did you vote, and how long did you wait?
If you’re not voting, tell us why you’re passing up the chance to vote. Is your work schedule keeping you from voting? Are you burned out on politics after all the campaigning and ads?
Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.