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Saturday Voting Being Offered in Dallas Today

An estimated 16 percent of Paulding County voters have already taken advantage of early voting. Residents will have seven hours today to cast their ballots. More voting opportunities will open up next week.

Those who may find it difficult to find time to vote on Nov. 6’s election day, or even next week during advance voting, are in luck today.

Paulding County’s Saturday voting opportunity for the general election is today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the county’s elections office in the Watson Government Complex in Dallas.

Today’s marks the 11th day Paulding voters have had the chance to vote in person for the general election. Deidre Holden, supervisor of the Paulding County Elections office, told Dallas-Hiram Patch that after the polls had closed Friday, the 10th day of early voting, poll workers had seen 1,769 voters cast ballots that day alone. So far, she added, the county has seen 14,018 residents cast ballots.

Paulding as of earlier this month had 85,929 voters on the rolls, so just over 16 percent of county voters have already cast ballots.

“We have been extremely busy,” she said. “We are so excited to see all of the voters come out and cast their vote.”

Friday’s total and the overall numbers show that early voting has picked up since it began Oct. 15. Holden earlier this month reported that her elections office on that first day had 1,163 voters come through the doors.

After the polls close today, the next opportunity for voters to cast their ballots is Monday, which is when advance voting begins at three satellite locations—Poplar Springs Baptist Church, 2056 Hiram Douglasville Highway, Hiram; Mount Tabor Park, 1550 East Paulding Drive, Dallas; and the Crossroads Library, 909 Harmony Grove Church Road, Acworth. Voting hours at those three locations are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Voting at the county’s elections office will continue Monday and will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each weekday through Friday.

After the polls close Friday, county voters’ last chance to cast ballots will be at their assigned polling place on Nov. 6. The polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch next week for further election coverage.

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