Early voting begins today for the March 24th Presidential Preference Primary election in Georgia.

Donald J. Trump is the lone candidate on Republican voters’ ballot statewide. There are 12 candidates listed on the Democratic ballot, although some have opted to suspend their campaigns; those currently still in the running are Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren.

Floyd County voters may cast their ballots in advance until March 20th at the Elections Office, located inside the county’s Administration Building on East 4th Avenue, every weekday from 8 am to 5 pm. The office will offer Saturday voting on March 14th from 9 am until 4 pm. Early voting will also be offered at Garden Lakes Baptist Church, 2200 Redmond Circle in Rome, from March 9th through 13th from 8 am until 5 pm each day. Another early voting location will be open at the Rome Civic Center, located on Turner McCall Boulevard, from March 16th through 20th between 8 am and 5 pm each day. That location will also offer early voting on Saturday, March 14th from 9 am until 4 pm and on Sunday, March 15th from 1 pm until 5 pm.

All local voting precincts will be open on Election Day (Tuesday, March 24th) from 7 am to 7 pm.

And if have any questions about the new voting machines that are being used for the first time ever in this election, just contact the Floyd County Elections Office. Dr. Tom Rees, Chairman of the Floyd County Board of Elections and Registration, says they’d be happy to help!

For more information about the voting machines, the Presidential Preference Primary, or early voting, call the Elections Office at (706) 291-5167.

The 2020 elections will also include a host of state and local races, for which the qualifying period begins today.