Bell Auditorium continues to draw early voters in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Wednesday was another busy day of early voting at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta.
In total, just more than 1,300 people cast their ballots at Richmond County’s biggest early voting location.
The total is slightly more than Tuesday’s.
In total 4,200 people have voted early in person in Richmond County.
County election officials also say 11,700 mail-in ballots have been returned.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger released these statewide figures Thursday:
- Total requests for absentee ballots to date: 1,609,702
- Total absentee ballots accepted by counties to date: 541.396
- Daily number of in-person early-voting ballots cast as of noon Thursday: 66,241
Where and when you can vote early
CSRA residents who choose to vote in advance of the Nov. 3 election may have several locations to choose from, depending on where they live. Here’s a look at advance voting sites in the three largest local counties:
Photo ID is required. Voters are asked to wear a clean face-covering. Voting in person will likely take longer due to social distancing and the limited number of staff and voters allowed in each facility. If you choose to cancel your mail-in absentee ballot, bring it with you to the polls.
- Bell Auditorium, 712 Telfair St. Augusta: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct 12-16 and Oct 19-23; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24-25; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct 26-30
- Robert Howard Community Center, 4335 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26-30
- Henry Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road, Augusta: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26-30
- Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road, Augusta: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24; 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26-30
- Columbia County Building G3, 610 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-16, Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24
- Former Euchee Creek Library, 5907 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-16, Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 24
- First Baptist Church of Windsor, 539 Middleton Drive: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12-15
- North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12-16, Oct. 19-23 and Oct. 26-30
- Jackson Town Hall, 106 Main St., Jackson: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21
- Graniteville Community Church, 208 Bettis Academy Road, Graniteville: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19-23
- Ridge Spring-Monetta High School, 1071 Trojan Road, Monetta: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26-28
- Wagener Volunteer Fire Department, 299 Park Ave. N.E., Wagener: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26-29
- H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26-30
Voting by mail
If you’re voting absentee this year, you can track the status of your ballot.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office launched a tracking system called Ballottrax so you can be sure your vote is counted.
After you sign up, you’ll be notified if your application has been accepted, when your ballot is sent and whether it’s accepted or rejected when you submit it.
South Carolina voters can vote absentee in person until Nov. 2, the day before Election Day.
The Peach State is accepting ballots until 7 p.m. three days after Election Day, but they must be postmarked by Nov. 3.
Richmond County voters can deposit their ballots in drop boxes instead of mailing them. Drop box locations:
- City of Augusta service center, 3463 Peach Orchard Road
- Augusta-Richmond County municipal building, 535 Telfair St.
- Robert Howard Community Center, 4335 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta
- Henry Brigham Community Center, 2463 Golden Camp Road, Augusta
- Warren Road Community Center, 300 Warren Road, Augusta
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