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EARLY PRIMARY VOTING TIMES AND LOCATIONS

Locations open Feb. 8-26:

  • Elections Office (West Park Government Center), 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20
  • Switzer Central Library, 266 Roswell St., Marietta Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20
  • Senior Wellness Center (Powder Springs Station), 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 20

Additional advance voting locations will be open 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 22-26:
  • East Cobb Government Service Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
  • South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive, Mableton
  • Boots Ward Recreation Center (Lost Mountain Park), 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
  • NorthStar Church, 3413 Blue Springs Road NW, Kennesaw

Any voter may apply for a vote-by-mail ballot instead of voting in-person. Applications are available at cobbelections.org. For more information, call 770-528-2581.

Earn Extra Money as a Poll Worker!!

Cobb County Board of Elections staff is looking for people to work at voting precincts during the 2016 election cycle. A poll worker must be a U.S. citizen, Cobb County resident, at least 16 years of age, be able to read, write and speak English and not have served any portion of a felony conviction in the last 10 years.

Poll workers must attend at least one mandatory training class before working at the poll. New workers are paid $110 for Election Day, $20-30 for each training class and $15 for helping to set up the poll. Workers must arrive at 6 a.m. on Election Day and stay until all voters leave and closing procedures are completed.

You must provide your own transportation to your scheduled class and to the poll on Election Day. If you would like your name added to the list of potential workers or to obtain more information, please download a brochure and application at http://www.cobbelections.org/pdf/PollWorkerBrochure.pdf.

INFORMATION ON VETERAN BENEFITS Making veterans' benefits easy to understand

Cobb Senior Services' Aging by Design initiative will host the free seminar "Making Veterans' Benefits Easy to Understand For Senior Living and Home Care Providers" 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, March 1. Brannon+Black, LLC staff will explain eligibility requirements for the aid and attendance benefit from Veterans Affairs and how this benefit can help senior living and home care providers' clients. The seminar will be held at the Cobb Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St., Marietta. Space is limited and RSVP is required by Feb. 26. Complimentary lunch will be provided. RSVP to kelley@georgia-elderlaw.com.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE???
The last day to register for the March 1 Presidential Primary is Feb. 1, 2016. You can register to vote or update your address online at www.sos.ga.gov\elections by clicking the "Register to Vote" link. You can also download an App for that! Look for the free App called GA VOTES at your Apple or Android App store. If you need additional information, contact the Cobb County Elections office at 770/528-2581 or go to http://www.CobbElections.org.

COME MAKE DEMOCRACY WORK - Volunteers are needed for VoterRegistration at U.S. Citizenship ceremonies Monthly Voter Registration Training will be held on the first Thursday of EVERY month - 5:30-6:30 PM The Rush Center - Event Annex Building 1530 DeKalb Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307.