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 Forsyth County Response to COVID-19:  Information on County Departmental operations, online services and other resources can be found here: Forsythco.com/COVID-19.

Various Forsyth County Boards and Commissions will be meeting via teleconference, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 50-14-1(g).  Please click here for information on how to view, access and participate in these meetings.

 

Election Officials Receive Assistance from Local High School Students

Election Officials Receive Assistance from Local High School Students
More than 30 Forsyth County students assist in preparations for the Nov. 3 elections Throughout October, high school students from various Forsyth County schools have assisted the Forsyth County Board of Elections with preparing polling locations ahead of the Nov. 3 General and Special Election.   On various Saturdays, students have helped with the sorting and packing of COVID-19 supplies and preparing other needed materials that will be used at polling places.   The supplies assembled include over 10,000 individual packages of gloves, individual packages of hand sanitizer wipes, PPE masks and various documents used at the polls, among other items.   “We were thrilled to have these students volunteer their time ...

Information Regarding Election Campaign Signs

Information Regarding Election Campaign Signs
During the 2020 election season, residents can expect to see advertisement signs throughout Forsyth County promoting various candidates for offices that are up for election.  The below information is from both the Georgia Code and Forsyth County’s Uniform County Code Georgia Code (Title 21. Elections § 21-2-414) states that: (a) No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person solicit signatures for any petition, nor shall any person, other than election officials discharging their duties, establish or set up any tables or booths on any day in which ballots are being cast: (1) Within 150 feet ...

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste November 7

Recycle Household Hazardous Waste November 7
Keep Forsyth County Beautiful (KFCB), in partnership with the Forsyth County Recycling and Solid Waste Department and the City of Cumming, invites residents to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Recycling and Disposal event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Cumming Fairgrounds' parking lot 3 (235 Castleberry Rd.). Online registration and a printed or electronic confirmation are required for participation. Registration for County residents opens at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, at keepforsythcountybeautiful.org. Availability is on a first come, first served basis until the maximum amount of materials or vehicles are registered ...

View Current Wait Times for Advance Voting Locations

View Current Wait Times for Advance Voting Locations
CHECK ADVANCE VOTING WAIT TIMES BY CLICKING HERE Forsyth County residents can now view a digital map displaying current wait times for all Nov. 3 General and Special Election Advance Voting locations. The map is updated by the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Department and Geographic Information Services,. Advance voting for the Nov. 3 General and Special Election will be offered to registered Forsyth County voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and select Saturdays for three weeks, Oct. 12 through Oct. 30, at various locations. Advance voting will be available on weekdays beginning Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 30, and on Saturday, Oct. 17 ...

Drinking Water Update - Oct. 16

Drinking Water Update - Oct. 16
There are two things we want you to know about your water from Forsyth County.  1)     It is safe to drink. 2)     We are continually testing and monitoring to ensure the safety of the water. Here is an update on the unusual taste and odor.  Forsyth County Water and Sewer Department is aware that some residents are experiencing an unusual taste and odor with their water. Testing of the raw water from Lake Lanier has confirmed that levels of Methylisoborneol (MIB) and Geosmin are higher than have been seen in past years.  What are Geosmin and MIB? Both Geosmin and MIB are naturally occurring compounds ...

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Oct. 20-23

Lane Closures on SR 400 at Pilgrim Mill Road Expected Oct. 20-23
SR 400 will have scheduled daytime lane closures and traffic paces at Pilgrim Mill Road for bridge construction Tuesday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 23. Below is the schedule of planned traffic impacts: Tuesday, Oct. 20 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)                               • Two lane (outside) closure on SR 400 southbound at Pilgrim Mill Road • Several traffic paces on SR 400 southbound Wednesday, Oct. 21 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) • One lane (inside) closure on SR 400 southbound at Pilgrim Mill Road • Several traffic paces on SR 400 southbound Thursday, Oct. 22 (7 a.m. to ...

Court Administrator Elected President of Georgia Council of Court Administrators

Court Administrator Elected President of Georgia Council of Court Administrators
Bell-Forsyth Judicial Circuit Court Administrator Robin Rooks has been elected President of the Georgia Council of Court Administrators (GCCA) for the 2020-2021 term. “I am honored to have been selected to serve as president of GCCA and am deeply appreciative of the Council for entrusting me to serve as its leader,” said Rooks. “Georgia Courts has never faced a challenge like COVID-19. The pandemic is not only taking lives and battering our economy, but also challenging the strength of our Courts as an institution. From day one, I will work with our membership to meet this challenge with unmatched dedication to public service and an unwavering commitment to ...

Hurricane Delta Impact on Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Facilities

Hurricane Delta Impact on Forsyth County Parks & Recreation Facilities
Due to recent storm damage and flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Delta, the following is an updated list of damages to Forsyth County parks and facilities: -          Windermere Dog Park o   CLOSED for cleanup and parking lot resurfacing -          Charleston Park o   Interloop trail connector bridge CLOSED for repairs -          Big Creek Greenway o   Multiple trees reported down with no structural damage o   No closures -          Chattahoochee Pointe Park o   Multiple trees reported down along with trail washout o   No closures -          Lanierland Park o   Washout areas reported o   No closures For more updated information on County Parks & Recreation closures and information, please follow Forsyth County Parks & Recreation on Facebook. 

View Current Wait Times for Advance Voting Locations

View Current Wait Times for Advance Voting Locations
CHECK ADVANCE VOTING WAIT TIMES BY CLICKING HERE Forsyth County residents can now view a digital map displaying current wait times for all Nov. 3 General and Special Election Advance Voting locations. The map is updated by the Forsyth County Voter Registrations and Elections Department and Geographic Information Services,. Advance voting for the Nov. 3 General and Special Election will be offered to registered Forsyth County voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and select Saturdays for three weeks, Oct. 12 through Oct. 30, at various locations. Advance voting will be available on weekdays beginning Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 30, and on Saturday, Oct. 17 ...

Advance Voting For November 3 General and Special Election is Underway

Advance Voting For November 3 General and Special Election is Underway
CHECK ADVANCE VOTING WAIT TIMES BY CLICKING HERE Advance voting for the Nov. 3 General and Special Election will be offered to registered Forsyth County voters from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and select Saturdays for three weeks, Oct. 12 through Oct. 30, at various locations. Please click on the graphic below for more details on Advance Voting locations and times or continue reading.  Advance voting will be available on weekdays beginning Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 30, and on Saturday, Oct. 17 and 24, at the following locations.   Voting hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. ...

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