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Dukes calls news conference, then backs out

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Albany Representative Winfred Dukes called a news conference at the government center at 3:30 Thursday afternoon, then decided against it.

Dukes originally said that he was concerned that Dougherty County citizens did not get 45 days to early-vote, as the law requires. Election manager Ginger Nickerson disputes that allegation.

Dukes said to WALB that he based his claim on information from the Legislative Council of the General Assembly, but now says the information turned out to be erroneous.

Saturday voting would have increased the number of days available to voters. The Dougherty County Democratic Party pushed for Saturday voting but the board of elections voted it down four to 1.

Nickerson was asked to look into the cost. "The Saturday that I picked was the Saturday that we will be on site any way where we were going to set up for that Monday that week of early voting," said Nickerson.

She says it will cost around $1,000.00 to open the polls for that Saturday.

Early voting began Friday, September 17, and officials said that turnout has been great. Early voting will last until October 29th.

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