Today’s the day!
After months of campaigning for everything from a historic penny sales tax referendum aimed at addressing transportation and quality of life issues in the 10-county metro region to who should represent them in local, state and U.S. legislative races in the fall, voters go to the polls today to cast their ballots.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. You may need your umbrella at some point. Channel 2 Action News meteorologists are expecting a 60 percent chance of showers and possible thunderstorms today, with a high reaching 89 degrees and a low of around 73 degrees after the polls close and the results start pouring in – possibly with the rain.
Check your voter registration card to make sure you vote at the right location. If you don’t have the card that was mailed to you in recent months, visit the Secretary of State’s website or contact your county’s Board of Registrars.
Before voting, you must provide an approved form of photo ID, which includes any of the following:
* Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID
* A Georgia driver’s license, even if expired
* A valid U.S. passport
* A valid employee ID card containing your photograph and issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. government, Georgia or any county municipality, board, authority or other entity of Georgia.
* A valid U.S. military ID card
* A valid tribal photo ID
If you don’t have any of the above, you may obtain a photo ID free of charge from your local county registration office.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution will have reporters and photographers spread out around the metro area, gauging voters’ sentiments on the T-SPLOST and keeping tabs on any problems that arise at the polls. We’ll provide regular updates throughout the day in this blog and complete coverage of results on AJC.com after the polls close this evening.
On Wednesday, pick up the AJC for more coverage and analysis of how metro Atlantans voted in an election that sets the stage for the General Election in November, when the country decides who’ll get the keys to the White House.
Throughout the day Wednesday, keep checking AJC.com and our AJC mobile and iPad apps for any post-election updates.