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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

November 4, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Twenty-eight precincts opened their doors at 7:00 AM for what election officials are anticipating to be a very busy day.

The hardwood at Westover high gym was lined with voters this morning. Dozens waiting patiently to cast their vote and for some-- a new experience.

"It was my first time voting," said Victoria Jones. Victoria got in line early today, expecting to wait about two hours, but she says she was in and out as the lines moved fairly quickly.

"It was a good turn out. It was big crowd. Everything moved pretty fast and it went pretty well. I liked it."

From first time to long time voters, the turnout was big. But the lines weren't as long as some had anticipated. Stephen Kendrick gives this credit to the record number of early voters.

"I probably waited 45 minutes. It wasn't too bad. I think all the early voting that's been going on. It's my understanding that there was about 13,000 people that showed up early in the last few weeks to vote. I think that's thinned out the crowds so people ought to come out."

And this proud first time Georgia voter is glad she did. "Just excited and ready to vote. It was a good experience for the first time."

But everyone would agree that patience pays off when you find your to the poll.

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