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March 15, 2006

Lee County - Voters will choose a couple of new leaders and decide on a number of referenda next week. Early voting started Monday and runs through Friday.

In Lee county, only 12 people have voted in the referendum to continue the county's one cent sales tax for education. Elections Supervisor Veronica Johnson predicts a dismal voter turn-out.

"We're hoping it will pick up," said Johnson. "We know that a lot of the school teachers and their families will be coming and voting because it is a Board of Education question that's on the ballot. But right now, the general public just need to turn-out and vote."

Voters will elect a Ward Two Council member in Sylvester. Two candidates, Randy Hill and Luke Miller, a vying for the empty seat formerly held by the late Bruce Washington.

In Colquitt County, three people are running for the District Six Commission seat after Merle Hall died in office: Johnny Hardin, Marion Hay and Ray Gene Williams.

Tift and Lee County voters will decide on sales tax extensions.

In Cordele, voters will decided on a Liquor by the Drink Referendum. Elections day is Tuesday.

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