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Voter turnout good in Dougherty County

November 8, 2006

Albany -- Election day in Dougherty County was virtually problem-free with voter turnout that was higher than the state average.

Elections supervisor Carolyn Hatcher says right at 50% registered voters went to the polls yesterday. There were no problems with any of the electronic voting machines.

Some poll workers stayed past closing time to accommodate voters who were lined up waiting to vote at 7 p.m. Hatcher says that's not necessarily a bad thing.

"We think standing in line means that people are excited and interested in voting and that was the good news," said Carolyn Hatcher.

One statewide race did end up in a run-off. Voters will return to the polls on December 5th to decide if David Burgess or Chuck Eaton will be named a Public Service Commissioner.

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