The Glynn County Board of Elections is scheduled to meet Tuesday to discuss early voting and runoff election preparations, among other things.
Elections and Registration Supervisor Monica Couch said 617 people had voted as of 9:15 a.m. Friday, 22 having voted between 8 and 9 a.m. She said she expected around 700 to 800 votes to be cast by the end of the day.
Between 700 and 800 votes is especially noteworthy considering the early voting polls were closed for the Fourth of July, Couch said. If voters continue to come in at the same rate, Couch said runoff voting number could surpass the 2,233 votes cast in the May primaries.
“I think we’re well on our way to meeting or exceeding those numbers,” Couch said.
The board already received more absentee ballots by mail than it had during the primary, 125 runoff ballots to the primary’s 88, she said.
Early voting polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, until July 20. Runoff election day is July 24.
Polling places can be found at the board of elections’ office, 1815 Gloucester St. in Brunswick, and at Glynn County Fire Department Fire Station No. 2, 1929 Demere Road on St. Simons Island.
Voters can still apply for absentee ballots for the runoff. Couch said people can apply for absentee ballots for the general election in November as well. Those who do will be among the first to get their ballots when they’re mailed out, she said.
Early voting for the general election begins on Oct. 15 and general election day is on Nov. 6. The voter registration deadline for the general election is Oct. 9.
For more information, call the board at 912-554-7060 or visit mvp.sos.ga.gov.
The board will also discuss its budget for the Fiscal Year 2019. Couch said everything the board asked for, except for a new full-time employee, was approved by the county.
The board of elections is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Office Park Building, 1815 Gloucester St. in Brunswick.