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Early Voting for President Is Oct. 15 Through Nov. 2

The chance to cast your vote for president prior to Nov. 6 includes two Saturdays. Also, Berean Christian Church Community Center in Stone Mountain will be an early voting place beginning on Oct. 29.

Early voting for the presidential election begins next Monday, Oct. 15 and lasts until Friday, Nov. 2, 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Can't make it in during the week? There will be two Saturdays to vote: Oct. 20 and Oct. 27 at the Voter Registration and Elections Office on 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300 in Decatur; Community Achievement Center, Inc. at 4522 Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur; and Tucker Recreation Center, 4898 LaVista Rd. in Tucker.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday Nov. 2, Berean Christian Church Community Center, 2440 Young Rd. in Stone Mountain, will be an early voting place from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Of course voters can visit the Voter Registration and Elections Office on 4380 Memorial Dr., Suite 300 in Decatur, which will include an area for senior citizens and another for disabled voters (click on the PDF attached to this article from DeKalb County Voter Registration and Elections for all the early voting polling places).

What's on the ballot?

The presidential election features the Democratic incumbent, President Barack Obama, against the GOP nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney. Gov. Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party is the only other candidate currently on the Georgia ballot, although that could change.

Republican Howard Stopeck, a Virginia Highland resident, will face Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. John Lewis for the District 5 Congressional seat. In the 4th Congressional District, incumbent Hank Johnson is opposed by J. Chris Vaughn.

There are several contested elections for state house and Senate seats. To see who's running, look at a sample ballot on the elections office webpage.

Voters will also decide if the state can override local school boards' decisions on rejection of charter schools.

The ballot will also allow voters to indicate support or opposition for stopping unlimited gifts from lobbyists to state legislators.

Georgians will also be able to vote on two tax-related issues: adoption of an income tax credit for home energy costs and a reduction of sales taxes on products made in Georgia to help small businesses.

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Oct. 9 is Deadline to Register to Vote for President

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