From the Dean of Students: Early Voting available on Campus

Meg Elwood

The Dean of Students released an email this morning stating details about Early Voting on campus. The email is as follows:

Early Voting for all students, faculty, staff members, and community members who are registered to vote in Bulloch county will take place this week in the Russell Union Ballroom on the following dates:

Tuesday, October 25th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday, October 26th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday, October 27th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Please be aware that the Russell Union (and the surrounding area extending to 150 feet beyond the Union) are subject to all rules and regulations placed on polling locations. These rules include the following restrictions on campaigning:

  • No campaign activities or public opinion polling
  • No campaign literature to include newspapers, booklets, pamphlets, cards, signs, or other written materials
  • Televisions designated for public use within the Russell Union with be kept off to avoid political commentary
  • No campaign attire including any buttons, hats, pins, t-shirts, etc. referencing a candidate, political parts, or issue on the ballot
    • Anyone entering the building with any of the above will be asked to remove the item or cover up the printed message.

For more information see the following summary of case law concerning campaign restrictions: Restrictions on Campaigning

There will be volunteers throughout the building on each of the three voting days helping to enforce these procedures.  We look forward to making this early voting experience a success.  Here are a couple important tips to improve your voting experience:

1,  Please bring your government-issued ID.

2.  Allow a minimum of 30 minutes to complete the voting process on campus. Once you begin the process you have to complete it at that time.