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October 26, 2004

Albany- The final steps are being traveled on the presidential campign trail with President George Bush and Senator John Kerry stopping in several swing states each day.

With the election just days away, Georgia election officials are projecting a large voter turnout. Voters agree.

"There are some serious issues that need to be addressed and I think that's probably why a lot of people are interested this time around," said Johnny Hamilton, an Albany voter.

Secretary of State Cathy Cox expects more than three million Georgians to vote. That's almost a half million more people than in the 2000 presidential election. That would be a higher percentage turnout than any recent election except 1992 when 73 percent of registered voters cast ballots.

That would be a higher percentage turnout than any recent election except 1992 when 73 percent of registered voters cast ballots. Some say the celebrities involved in registering voters are encouraging young people to get to the polls.

"So maybe more people see the hip hop world, or maybe just the entertainment world, has influence on citizens, young people and adults," said Kirk Wilcox, another Albany voter.

Many people in Georgia are taking advantage of advanced voting so they don't risk not getting around to voting on November 2.

"It's difficult to complain about what's happening if you don't really take a stand and vote," Hamilton said.

But there are some who are undecided. And the candidates will spend the next six days trying to wrap up enough votes to get to the White House.

posted at 11:16 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com