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State election officials are urging Georgians to vote early this year to avoid election-day crowds. Muscogee residents can vote absentee beginning today at the local elections office in the west wing of the Columbus Government Center, 100 10th St. The office is open for voting 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. every week day through Oct. 31. To vote you need to fill out an absentee application and present a photo ID. You may download an application from the Georgia Secretary of State at www.sos.ga.gov/elections. Seen your ballot?
You can view sample ballots for Columbus precincts at www.columbusga.org/elections/elections.htm. Still registered?
The last day to register for the Nov. 4 election is Oct. 6. If you have not voted in an election nor conducted any other business with election workers since 2000, you may have been purged from the rolls. The Secretary of State at www.sos.ga.gov/elections also has a "poll locator" through which you can check the status of your registration. You also may call the local elections office at 706-653-4392.