It appears that there will be an unusually heavy voter turnout for the Nov. 4 elections. That could mean some lines at local polling places.
But there is a way to avoid the lines, and 16 percent of the county’s voters have already taken it. Advance voting is offered through Oct. 31.
Until Oct. 24, it can be accomplished only at the Jackson County Registrar’s Office at the county Administrative Building on Athens Street in Jefferson from 8:00 to 5:00. But for five days, Monday through Friday, Oct. 27-31, advance voting will also be possible at the Commerce Recreation Office on Carson Street and the Braselton municipal complex. Hours will be 9:00 to 7:00.
That’s an opportunity for voters to avoid any difficulties or inconveniences that the heavy turnout might cause Nov. 4. A minute or two spent before the election could save a half hour or more on Election Day.
For all of this week's editorials and columns, see the Oct. 22 issue of The Commerce News.