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Early Voting for the Senate Runoffs Is Underway

Early voting in the U.S. Senate runoffs started Monday and runs through Thursday, Dec. 31 at five locations around Athens.

The only major change from the general election is that early voting downtown has been moved from the tiny Board of Elections Office to the more spacious Lyndon House Arts Center (211 Hoyt St.), which officials hope will shorten lines and allow for more social distancing. The Miriam Moore Community Center (410 McKinley Drive) is also open this week.

Other locations remain the same: the ACC Library (2025 Baxter St.), the ACC Extension office (275 Cleveland Road) and the ACC Tennis Center at Southeast Clarke Park (4460 Lexington Road). Those sites will be open Dec. 21-23 and 28-31. All five sites will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Hours start at 8 a.m. at the Lyndon House and 10 a.m. at the other sites. They end at 5 p.m. except for Wednesday, Dec. 16; Thursday, Dec. 17; and Wednesday, Dec. 30, when they will stay open until 7 p.m.

Secure drop boxes for absentee ballots are located at the library, the extension office, the Board of Elections (155 E. Washington St.), the Multimodal Transportation Center (775 E. Broad St.), Fire Station No. 7 (2350 Barnett Shoals Road) and Winterville City Hall (125 S. Church St.).