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August 5, 2004

Lee County-- The Redbone race does not seem to be rousing voters in Lee County to cast their ballot early.

Early voting in Lee County has been slow. In the two local run-offs, less than half the number of people have voted early compared to early voting in July.

But, Elections Supervisor Veronica Johnson is hopeful Election Day will be busier since it will be the first day of school in the county, "It does have the potential to impact the number of people that come out and vote. We are hoping though that so many of the local people here do make the effort to drive their kids to school on the first day so we are hoping that alot of people while they are out will take the chance to go to their precinct and vote."

Early voting in Lee County ends Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Posted at 4:25 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com