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Few show up for early voting

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Early voting has been underway for weeks, but few south Georgians have taken advantage of the extra time to cast a ballot.

In Lee County only 177 of the nearly 17,000 registered voters have cast ballots. In Dougherty County they've had 600 vote, but that's out of nearly 57,000 registered voters. Election officials worry that could mean poor turnouts next week for election day.

 They're hopeful voters are just busy doing their homework and sorting through the 15 Gubernatorial candidates before they head to the polls and they say there's help.

"This year they've rolled out what they call my voter page which is a great tool for every voter across the state of Georgia to be able to access their individual ballots democratic and republican ballots are online for every voter in the state to go online and look at to help narrow down which primary you chose to vote in," said Veronica Johnson, Lee County Elections Supervisor.

Early voting will continue this week in Lee County every day from 8:15 AM though 5:00 PM. Wednesday they'll remain open until 7:00 PM.

Dougherty County has added voting in the Candy Room on Pine Avenue this week and is open from 8:30 AM though 5:00 PM. Early voting ends Friday, and election day is Tuesday July 20th.


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