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Albany voting early nearly non-existent


Less than two percent of voters in Albany have cast early ballots in the two contested city elections as of Friday morning.

Albany election officials say just over 165 of the nearly 11,000 registered voters in wards II and III have cast their ballot for the November 5th election.

Commissioners Ivey Hines and Christopher Pike are each facing two contestants in their quest to keep their seats.

But the election supervisor says turnout throughout the three weeks of early voting, which concludes today, has been surprisingly low. She says just over forty of the over 100 absentee ballots mailed out have been returned, and says only 66 people have voted in person during the third week, despite numerous election office and candidate attempts to reach constituents.

Early voting will continue in the Government Center in downtown Albany until 5pm Friday. The polls will be open from 7am to 7pm on election day.

Call 311 or the election office at (229)431-3247 for information on your eligibility in the elections, or to answer other questions.


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