CONYERS -- Monday is the deadline for voters to register to participate in the July 31 General Primary and Nonpartisan/Special Election.
Cynthia Welch, director of the Rockdale Board of Elections and Voter Registration, said voters who want to update their voter registration information or register to vote must do so by the deadline. All forms must be received or postmarked by July 2, she said.
"We will be open until 7 p.m. (July 2) to take applications, so if they want to come by, drop it off, or verify that they are registered they can do that," Welch said.
The Board of Elections is located at 1400 Parker Road, Lobby C, Conyers.
In addition to the Board of Elections office, residents may update their information at any public library or Department of Driver Services during their regular hours, according to Welch.
Due to changes in the 2010 Census, all Congressional, state House and Senate districts were realigned, according to Welch. Voters in Rockdale County should have already received new precinct cards that show a new precinct number -- although actual precincts did not change for most voters.
"Based on the changes, all voters in Rockdale County are now in the Fourth Congressional District," said Welch. "On the state level, the only Senate district change was with the Lorraine Precinct being shifted from the 43rd Senate District to the 17th District. The state House districts were impacted the most, as the Georgia General Assembly renumbered all of the House districts in Rockdale, leaving House District 92 with no incumbent since it is a newly-created district."
Welch asked that voters review their new precinct cards for accuracy, particularly checking to make sure that all voters in the same household are voting in the same precinct and location. Anyone with questions should call the Board of Elections at 770-278-7333.
Welch said the only residents who saw actual precinct changes -- not just a change in the precinct number -- due to the realignment were those who were incorrectly assigned. She said there are about 1,300 of those voters, and they should have already received notification by mail.