Thursday, July 24 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:46:21 GMT
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night.More >>
Former Associated Press writer Jim Purks shared his experiences with people in Albany Thursday night. More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
It's slow going for early voting in Albany. 11,000 people are registered to vote in Wards II and III, but just a little more than 100 of them have voted so far in those two contested city commission races.
The Elections Supervisor is surprised turnout is so low. The office has received 34 absentee ballots and just broke the 100 mark of voters this morning even though it's the third week of early voting.
"I believe the candidates are doing their part to make sure the voters are aware they are running for office, and there is an election," said Ginger Nickerson, Election Supervisor. "I just can't really answer why they haven't come out yet. But we're still waiting on them."
Early voting for municipal elections around the state runs through Friday. The downtown offices will be open from 8:30am till 5pm.
Election day is next Tuesday, and the polls will be open from 7am to 7pm.
Call 311 or (229)431-3247 for questions about your voting eligibility.