First few votes trickle in for November election

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Voters began casting ballots Monday in elections across Gwinnett.

Gwinnett Elections Supervisor Lynn Ledford said several people were quick to vote during the advanced voting period, showing up at the Lawrenceville office before 10:30 a.m.

On Nov. 8, polling precincts will be open throughout Gwinnett for a special election on continuing a sales tax to fund school building and technology projects. Voters in Peachtree Corners will consider cityhood, and several thousand residents near Norcross will consider joining that abode. But for now, voters can go to the county elections office to participate each weekday. Absentee ballots can also be requested.

City races are also set throughout the county, where every ballot except for Buford's will ask if package sales of beer and wine will be allowed on Sundays.

Mayoral races are set for Snellville, Suwanee and Lilburn, and several city council races will be held.

Mayor Bucky Johnson said he was Voter No. 1 in the upcoming Norcross election, attributing the jump on the race to convenience -- the main reason for allowing early voting. "I was at the office, so I thought I would get that done," he said.

Early voting locations vary by city. Check with your local City Hall.


Lucy1 3 years, 5 months ago

What does BALLOT look like for Gwinnett County - outside of a city? I can't find a sample ballot....


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