State election laws were changed last year, allowing for advance voting during the week prior to an election.
The advance voting begins Monday and will continue until close of business Friday, Feb. 28, at local elections offices.
Floyd County’s elections office is on the second floor of the historic Floyd County Courthouse on West Fifth Avenue.
Anyone who is registered to vote can cast an early ballot wthout being required to provide a reason, according to the Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox.
“With busy family and work schedules and long commutes, thousands of Georgians find it difficult to make it to the polls between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Election Day,” Cox said.
Just as they do at the polls, early voters will have provide identification.
Citizens who wish to cast an absentee ballot in person at their registration office can also get that done next week, provided they qualify.
Absentee voting is restricted to citizens who will be absent from their precinct all day on election day, or are 75 years of age or older, disabled or meet other specific requirements.
The March 2 presidential primary, to select Democratic and Republican candidates for president, also includes a referendum on the flag. Voters will be asked to express their preference between the flags adopted in 2001 and the current state banner, adopted in 2003