Thursday May 23rd, 2024 2:05AM

April 22 last day for voter registration for May election in Forsyth County

By AccessWDUN Staff

April 22 is the last day for Forsyth County residents to register to vote or to make changes to their name or address on the voter registration list for the May 21 General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election.

Forsyth County residents can verify their current voter registration status and Election Day polling place at Changes to multiple precincts and polling places were approved in Dec. 2023. This means a voter’s assigned Election Day polling place may be different from where they voted in previous years.

Residents looking to register to vote or need to make changes to their information can choose one of the following options to complete the necessary form:

  • Online: Access the Online Voter Registration Application via the above link
  • In-person: Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Office (1201 Sawnee Dr.) or any Forsyth County Public Library
  • By mail: Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections (1201 Sawnee Dr., Cumming, 30040)

Georgia voters must be registered to vote 30 days prior to the election in order to be eligible to vote in the election. A Voter Registration Application must be completely filled out and signed, and a voter must provide a valid residence address. A voter's Election Day polling place is assigned specifically to where their residence lies within the designated precinct lines, according to the county.

Forsyth County officials have provided the following details regarding the General Primary and Nonpartisan General Election:

A general primary is an open primary held for each political party to select their nominees for the office to be elected in the upcoming general election. The general election for the contests that appear on the general primary ballot in May will be held on Nov. 5.

A Nonpartisan general election is an election in which candidates are listed on the ballot with
no designation of party affiliation, officials said.

Georgia voters do not register by party. Voters must select a Democratic, Republican or Nonpartisan general election ballot at the time of voting in a primary. A nonpartisan primary ballot selection will not include candidates from the Democratic party or the Republican party. The Democratic and Republican ballot styles will also include the Nonpartisan General Election contests. A voter’s choice of ballot style for the GP is independent of previous or future choices of ballot styles for primaries, according to officials with Forsyth County.

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