Cherokee County residents looking to cast their votes before Election Day can vote early, or apply for an absentee ballot.

Early voting in Cherokee began Tuesday, for the Cherokee County School District’s education penny sales tax referendum, Ball Ground city council elections and Canton’s package sales referendum.

For those looking to vote in-person, early voting will be open at three locations in Cherokee County, including the Elections Warehouse (400 E. Main St., Canton); The Bluffs/Northside Cherokee Conference Center (1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton); South Cherokee Annex (7545 Main Street Building 200, Woodstock).

In-person voters must have photo identification to show poll workers.

Early voting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 12-15, Oct. 18-22 and Oct. 25-29 at the three county locations. Saturday voting will also be available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 16 and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 23.

Ball Ground residents can also cast their ballots at the Ball Ground Public Library, 435 Old Canton Road, on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Oct. 25-29 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Absentee ballot applications will be accepted until Oct. 22. Absentee ballots can either be mailed to 2782 Marietta Highway, Suite 100, Canton, 30114, or dropped off in person at the same location. Absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 2. Information on absentee ballots can be found at

City of Ball Ground elections absentee ballot processing will begin at the Board of Elections and Registration Office at the Albert Stone Elections Building in Canton Oct. 27 until completed. Absentee ballots will be tabulated at the same location 1 p.m. Nov. 2.

On Election Day, Nov. 2, all Cherokee County precincts will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day voters must go to their specific precinct. To check your polling precinct, go to


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