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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

September 26, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Dougherty County Elections Office reminds voter to leave their campaign T-shirts and buttons at home when they come to the polls.

More than 800 people have cast ballots during early voting in Dougherty County this week, and a thousand absentee ballots have been requested by registered voters.

Poll workers are glad to see the enthusiasm the Presidential election has generated, but they remind you that you can't bring campaign literature into polling places.  That includes T-shirts that endorse a candidate.

"You cannot have any kind of button, literature, shirts, flags, anything on your car," says Dougherty County Election Supervisor Carolyn Hatcher. "Anything within 150 feet of a polling place and that means if people drive up with a sign on your car they must park 150 feet from the polling place and certainly not the shirts.

Election officials say they're being overwhelmed by the number of early voters and are having hard time getting all the absentee ballots in the mail.

Early voting is taking place at the elections office.

Two weeks before election day, aAdvance voting will take place in the Riverfront Resource Center on Pine Avenue.

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