CAIRO — Grady County voters can begin casting their ballots early for the November 3 presidential election Monday, October 12 at the Grady County courthouse.
Voters can cast their ballots in-person at the courthouse registrar's office from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. every Monday through Friday through the end of the month.
In-person early voting also will take place Saturday, October 24 at the courthouse from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The early voting period will conclude Friday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m.
Absentee ballots can continue to be submitted in the drop box outside the courthouse or in-person at the registrar's office until 7 p.m. November 3.
Grady County elections supervisor Denise Maddox said at least 900 mail-in ballots were already received by Thursday afternoon.
On this ballot this November will be several competitive contests, including for sheriff and two seats on the Grady County Board of Commissioners.
Republican Sheriff Harry Young, seeking to secure his fifth term in office, will face off against Democrat Donald "Dickie" Thomas, a school resource officer at Shiver Elementary School.
Commissioners June Knight and LaFaye Copeland also are seeking re-election and will have to fend off challengers Ralph Harris and Charles Renaud, respectively, in Districts 1 and 4.
Coroner Rusty Powe also will be running for re-election against Democratic challenger Latasha Copeland.