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Early voting starts Monday


  • By Sarah Fay Campbell
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  • Jun. 15, 2021 - 10:07 AM

Early voting for the Nov. 7 election starts Monday.

Cowetans can vote in person at two early voting locations, or by mail with an absentee ballot.

In-person sites are at the Coweta Voter Registration Office, 22 East Broad St. in downtown Newnan or at the Central Community Center, 65 Literary Lane, Newnan, near the intersection of Lower Fayetteville Road and Ga. Hwy. 154.

Early voting is 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Nov. 3. There will be one day of Saturday voting, on Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Paper absentee ballots can be mailed out starting Monday as well. To request an absentee ballot, contact the voter registration office at 770-254-2615.

A vote on the extension of Coweta’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax will be on the ballot for all of Coweta. Voters will decide whether to renew the 1-percent sales tax, which expires at the end of 2018. If approved, the new SPLOST will begin on Jan. 1, 2019 and last for six years. The money is divided among Coweta County and its municipalities, and goes to fund a pre-determined set of capital projects. SPLOST money cannot be used for salaries or operations, only capital improvement projects, such as buildings, roads, and parks, and equipment and vehicles such as public safety radios, fire engines and patrol cars.

There will also be elections for city council seats in Senoia, Grantville, Turin, Sharpsburg and Palmetto. Voters in Grantville will also be asked to modify the the current terms of Mayor Doug Jewell and two council members so that future city elections will always be in odd-numbered years, two years apart. Currently, two council seats and the mayor are elected on even-numbered years, with the other two seats the following year.

For more information on elections, contact Coweta Elections Superintendent Jane Scoggins at 678-854-0015.