Sun., September 19, 2010 4:24pm (EDT)

Early Voting Underway
By Melissa Stiers
Updated: 4 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia law requires counties offer early voting 45 days in advance of election day. (photo by Valerie Renee via flickr)
Georgia law requires counties offer early voting 45 days in advance of election day. (photo by Valerie Renee via flickr)
Early voting got underway Monday for November’s general election. But low early voter turnout during the primary has some parts of the state questioning whether it’s worth the cost to open polls this early.

Georgia law requires counties offer early voting 45 days in advance of election day.

Interim Secretary of State Republican Brian Kemp says some counties want to change that.

"We’re hearing from some of the smaller counties now that there’s a lot of people that are unhappy with the forty five days. It puts a little financial drain on some of the smaller counties," says Kemp.

Kemp says lawmakers might introduce legislation next session to shorten the early voting window.

Select polling places open today for those who want to get their vote in before November 2nd. A government issued photo id is required to vote in person, but the requirement is waived for those casting an absentee ballot by mail.

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is October 2nd.