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Sheriff's Candidate hears of voter problems

July 20, 2004

Albany -- Dougherty County Sheriff's Candidate James Williams says there were voting irregularities at the Carver Gym polling site election morning.

Williams said several people complained to him they had trouble finding the Sheriff's race on the electronic voting machine at the Carver Gym,and then were misled by a poll worker. Williams said "The poll officer made the indication to them, due to the fact that the Sheriff is a county position, that they were not allowed to vote in the city. Which is incorrect."

Election officials say they believe the problem was voter error. The voters did not page down on the voting machines to the Sheriff's Race.

Williams opponent in the Dougherty County Sheriff's Race, Jamil Saba, also spent much of his day waving to voters at several polling sites.

Saba has been Dougherty County Sheriff for 20 years. This is his sixth time running for the office. Saba said "I have had a lot of people here in Dougherty County who have been good to me. I believe they will come out and vote for me. I hope they do. But I feel good about it."

Saba and James Williams are facing off in the Democratic Primary. There is no Republican opposition.

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