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Voting draws good numbers in Albany

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Lane Price campaigns for the DCSS board near Albany State Lane Price campaigns for the DCSS board near Albany State
Voters poured in to the Sherwood precinct Voters poured in to the Sherwood precinct
"This is the final poll,"  said Lawyer Sherman Willis. "This is the final poll," said Lawyer Sherman Willis.
Westover precinct Westover precinct
Morning voting at Merry Acres School Morning voting at Merry Acres School
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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgians got out of bed early to cast their ballots. The precincts opened their doors at 7:00am. Poll workers say the lines in Dougherty County were long, but the lines for the 2008 Presidential Election were longer.

Election day 2012 is about people, politics and the polls.

In the only contested race in Albany, Dr. Lane Price is the Democrat nominee running against Reverend Lorenzo Heard, who is running as a write-candidate for the at-large seat on the Dougherty County School Board.

South Georgians came out in huge numbers as the polls opened. There were long lines at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Westover High School and Sherwood Acres.

"This is the final poll,"  said Lawyer Sherman Willis who voted at Sherwood.

Voters this morning were concerned. "This particular term has affected me directly personally, economically, regarding taxes and healthcare. So that's why it's important to me and my community," said Princess Woods.

"This is our opportunity as citizens to speak for what we desire and what we want for a future," said Willis.

The only problems reported so far were voters going to the wrong precincts and a malfunctioning scanner at Sherwood acres. The machine has been fixed.

We asked South Georgians if they were better off after the last four years and Lan Skalla said "No. Absolutely not.'

Brenda Godwin said, "I believe I'm better off."

"We're really about the same. But I've seen my client base, who is small businesses, really struggle these last four years," said Willis.

Voters all over are casting their ballots, which will affect local, state and federal government.

And you can follow So. GA elections on your mobile device tonight. Just Open WALB's mobile APP, click the MORE tab at the right, and then Click "ELECTION RETURNS."

 

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