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Lee County early voting stats

Lee County officials expect to exceed their goal of 6,500 early voters. (Source: WALB) Lee County officials expect to exceed their goal of 6,500 early voters. (Source: WALB)
Lee County Elections Supervisor Veronica Johnson (Source: WALB) Lee County Elections Supervisor Veronica Johnson (Source: WALB)
Officials are taking extra steps to encourage residents to vote. (Source: WALB) Officials are taking extra steps to encourage residents to vote. (Source: WALB)
LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Elections offices around Georgia are preparing for their one day of Saturday voting this weekend.

Lee County officials expect to exceed their goal of 6,500 early voters.

Nearly 3,000 people have voted so far.

The record is a little more than 6,000 in 2012.

Officials are taking extra steps to encourage residents to vote.

"We've had calendars put out with election dates on them and we encourage people to take advantage of advance voting. Also we recently participated in the Lee County High School homecoming parade. We had a float encouraging all the people that attended the parade to vote early," said Lee County Elections Supervisor Veronica Johnson.

Early voting runs through November 4th statewide.

Dougherty and Lowndes Counties will also offer optional Sunday voting this weekend.

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