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By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –Voter turnout is strong in Lowndes County.

The hotly contested governor's race prompted 18 percent of registered voters in that county to cast ballots early.

Voters hope the candidates they tap on the screen Tuesday will help strengthen our economy.

"Bring more jobs to the Valdosta area, Georgia area in general to the United States period," said voter Terrance Jones.

Others say they want lower taxes and less government.

"It's a big tick on society and we need to reduce the tick before it kills the dog," said voter Gene Rowell.

Rowell says government hampers everything from freedom to growth from the federal level down to the local level.

"All the regulations just here in Lowndes County is a joke," said Rowell. "It's unbelievable. To build a dog house in your backyard, you have to get a permit come on you're killing me."

Voters left the polls Tuesday proud to exercise their right to vote and let their voices be heard.

"I voted against Roy Barnes because as an educator he almost got recalled in his last term on the issues of education," said voter Clay Cumbee. "He wanted to cut teacher's pay cut teachers."

"I hate to say any names but Roy Barnes I think he's done a good job," said voter Curtisene Marshall.

Many voters are fed up with politics and the state of our schools and our economy. They hope this mid-term election will bring about change.

WALB News 10 will have the election results for you Tuesday evening on air, on line and on your mobile devices.

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