Polls opened this morning in Cedartown and Rockmart for early voting in the 2022 midterm elections, and voters who are registered can go cast a ballot early for the next three weeks.
Early voting began this morning at the Board of Elections office in Cedartown and the Nathan Dean Community Center in Rockmart ahead of Election Day on November 8. Precincts will be open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday voting is set for both October 22 and October 29.
The final day of Early Voting will be on November 4.
Those who have already registered to vote need to bring their state-issued photo identification to be able to cast a ballot.
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The midterm ballot has only one contested local race this year, and a special election at that.
A three-way contest for the Probate Court Judge seat currently held by Judge Shayne Green is being sought by the incumbent, along with Bobby Brooks and Mike Sullivan.
Local seats for County Commission, the School Board, and in the State House and State Senate races were either decided during qualifying without any challengers, or during the May primary on GOP-only tickets.
The main race that is contested in Northwest Georgia is the congressional race between incumbent Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene and Democratic challenger Marcus Flowers.
Statewide, races across the executive are up on the ballot this year. The feature race is the rematch between GOP Governor Brian Kemp and Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams. They campaigned against each other in 2018.
Additionally, the senate race between U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock and GOP candidate Hershel Walker is on the ballot for the November vote as well.
Check back for early voting updates on Wednesday with the first batch of numbers provided by the Board of Elections on how many ballots have been cast.