One of our most important civic responsibilities is participation in the electoral process. The primary, runoffs, and recounts are behind us. Ahead? Registration deadlines, early voting windows, and Election Day 2018 are the next dates on the electoral calendar. A number of statewide and local offices— including governor, state school superintendent, U.S. Senate and House seats, and other state and local officials— and ballot measures are on the ballot for Nov. 6.
The deadline to register to vote in Gwinnett County (or make changes to an existing registration) is Oct. 9. (Go mobile for election info and registration with the GA Votes app, available for Apple and Android.) Citizens can register by mail, online, or in many public buildings, including Gwinnett schools and the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center in Suwanee.
On the Secretary of State’s website, log on to MVP— My Voting Page— for voter registration status, mail-in application and absentee ballot status, sample ballot, poll and advance voting locations, and more.
Advance in-person voting at Gwinnett County’s election headquarters in Lawrenceville starts Oct. 15 and continues through Nov. 2, available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday during this window, plus Sunday voting on Oct. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. Additional advance voting opportunities are scheduled for satellite sites around the county on the following dates during the advance voting period— Oct. 20, Oct. 22-27, and Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Voters who can’t make it to the polls between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day also may apply for an absentee ballot. (The last day for the Voter Registrations and Elections Office to accept completed absentee applications is 3 p.m. on the Friday before the election, Nov. 2.)
Call the Gwinnett County Office of Elections at 678-226-7210 with questions about voting in Gwinnett.