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Dougherty voters show high interest in election

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

September 22, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - South Georgians are taking advantage of a new law that allows them to vote early.  More than 100 people turned out in Albany Monday to make their pick for President and other local, state and national offices.

Mayor Willie Adams was among the first to cast his ballot this morning. 

"There are 100,000 new voters registered in the state of Georgia, so I expect the line is going to be very long on November 4th, so I encourage everybody to try to make an attempt to get out and vote early," Adams said.

"This is something new. The law changed, as of this election. A person can vote early for no reason in person," said Elections Supervisor Carolyn Hatcher.

Early voting is going on statewide. In Albany, you can vote in the voter registration office until Oct. 20th.

After that, early voting will be held at the Riverfront resource center. Don't forget to take your photo ID's.

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