Middle Georgia Election Day information

November 5, 2012 

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Election Day. Registered voters who are waiting in line to vote at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast ballots.

Ballot highlights include the presidential race between Democratic incumbent Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney; state House and Senate contests; races to lead the county commission in Bibb, Jones, Monroe, Pulaski and Twiggs counties; the district attorney’s contest in the Macon Judicial Circuit; and a host of school board, sheriff and coroner races.

Voters in separate elections will decide Sunday alcohol sales in Baldwin County, Milledgeville, Crawford County, Roberta and Monroe County.

Election Day weather forecasts show rain across the midstate -- but moving out of the area by about 8 a.m. The high temperature will be about 56 degrees.

To cast a ballot, people must show identification that includes a current or expired Georgia driver’s license; any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including voter ID cards issued by the county registrar’s office or the Department of Driver Services; a valid U.S. passport; a valid federal or state employee photo ID, or valid military photo ID; or a valid tribal ID.

The easiest way to see sample ballots and voting locations is to visit mvp.sos.state.ga.us. Voters also can call their election office, with county phone numbers that include: Baldwin, (478) 445-4526; Bibb, (478) 621-6622; Crawford, (478) 836-1877; Houston, (478) 987-1973; Jones, (478) 986-3222; Laurens, (478) 272-2841; Monroe, (478) 994-7622; Peach, (478) 825-3514; and Twiggs, (478) 945-3639.

If voters experience any issues, they should contact the poll manager on site or the secretary of state’s office.

-- Mike Stucka

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