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Poll officials find ways to keep busy despite low turnout

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

By LeiLani Golden - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Voter turnout for Tuesday's run-off elections has been low throughout most of south Georgia.

For some poll workers, that can mean a long, boring day.

But in Thomasville, one of the precincts is an elementary school gymnasium. With classes back in session, election officials there say the students in the gym keep them busy despite the low voter numbers.

Nell Revell, a Scott Elementary Poll Official told us, "It's a little noisy compared to July but they're keeping us entertained. It's not a boring day even though it is slow. We haven't had that many people in today."

Election officials in Thomas County are hoping they will see more voters at the polls as people get off work but still expect low turnout.

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