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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

July 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - July 15th is finally here and candidate supporters were getting in some last minute campaigning Tuesday morning.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and dozens of voters lined up early at Precinct 5 inside Westover High School's gymnasium to cast their vote in the '08 primary election.

Bruce Smith, who was one of the first voters in line, said, "I think a lot of border line voters are going to be out here today. They're predicting 60% as you know."

That turnout will decide the outcome in several major races in Dougherty County - the majority of those on the Democratic ticket - where the office for sheriff, district attorney, and coroner are among those contested.

But voters need to remember they must choose a party before they can vote in this election - whether they like it or not..

"The party is in the little card we make. So you have to pick a party. A lot of people don't want to do that. They say it's an invasion of privacy. But you can't get a ballot without a party." said Precinct 5 Assistant Manager Sue Coker.

The polls will remain open until 7 p.m. and a huge voter turn out is expected.

Tracy Singletary represents just one of the county's 46,000 registered voters, but she says, "with all the races going on, it's just very, very important for me to come out and cast my vote."

Voters must remember to bring a valid photo I.D. with them to the polls. Stay tuned to WALB News 10 throughout the afternoon for the latest coverage on the election results.

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