Two people show their ID's to vote early Monday morning at the Government Center downtown.
ALBANY, Ga. — Voting is under way.
When elections officials opened voting Monday morning for the November General Election, there was a line of people waiting to cast their ballots.
By the time the doors closed on the first day of early voting, more than 515 people had voted, or nearly 1 percent of the total registered electorate of Dougherty County.
In Georgia, the early voting period began at 8:30 a.m. Monday, giving voters an early opportunity to weigh in on the presidential election and, in Dougherty County, at least two contested races.
The early voting period will continue through Nov. 2 and includes Saturday, Oct. 27. On that Saturday, voters can cast ballots between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
To vote early, voters must bring photo identification to the Government Center at 222 Pine Ave. between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday during the early voting period.
There will be no early voting on Monday, Nov. 5, and all precincts will open on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for regular voting.
Elections officials will also open a second location downtown for voting next week. Beginning Oct. 22, elections officials will use the Candy Room, which is adjacent to the Albany Herald parking lot on Pine Avenue, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.