As of Thursday, July 19, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Early voting began at a brisk pace in Gwinnett on Monday.
The beginning of the balloting period brought about 200 people to Gwinnett's voter registration offices, said Elections Director Lynn Ledford.
That is a big number for the first day, Ledford said, but she noted that a 2012 law change means that people can begin voting in person 21 days before the July 31 primary instead of the 45 days in previous years.
At this point in the previous cycle, she said, 200 voters would not seem like a lot.
For the next three weeks, registered voters can cast ballots for any reason during normal business hours at the county office, located on Grayson Highway. Voters must show a photo ID.
Applications for absentee ballots are also available at gwinnettcounty.com.
In addition to party ballots for slots ranging from county commissioner to congressman, this summer's election includes non-partisan races for judge and a referendum to decide on a proposed 1-percent regional transportation sales tax.