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Georgetown County voter office to open for absentee voting

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Georgetown County Office of Voter Registration and Elections is scheduled to have special hours October 25 for absentee voting.

The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow for in-person absentee voting, according to a news release from Jackie Broach, public information officer.

The following information was issued in a news release:

In-person absentee ballots may also be cast at the office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The office is located at 303 N. Hazard Street in Georgetown.

In-person absentee voting has been under way since Oct. 6, and more than 1,600 absentee ballot requests have already been received in Georgetown County. Absentee ballots can be requested in person at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections until 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3. Absentee ballot requests sent by mail should be received by Friday, Oct. 31.

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot online at: www.gtcounty.org/elections

For more information and frequently asked questions about absentee voting, visit www.scvotes.orgThat is also the location where voters can update their registration information and view a sample ballot.

Donna Mahn, the county's director of voter registration and elections, advises all voters to familiarize themselves with the ballot, candidates and Election Day protocol before heading to the polls. Doing so can make the process a much smoother one, she said.

Anyone with questions about registration, absentee voting or Election Day protocol should contact the Georgetown County Office of Elections and Voter registration, (843) 545-3339.

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