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Voting chief concerned about turnout for Primaries

Georgia Primary Elections are taking place May 22. Dougherty County hopes for a big turnout. (Source: WALB) Georgia Primary Elections are taking place May 22. Dougherty County hopes for a big turnout. (Source: WALB)
Ginger Nickerson, Dougherty County Elections Supervisor hopes many residents will come out and vote. (Source: WALB) Ginger Nickerson, Dougherty County Elections Supervisor hopes many residents will come out and vote. (Source: WALB)
Dougherty County had a very low early voting turnout of only 2,000 residents. (Source: WALB) Dougherty County had a very low early voting turnout of only 2,000 residents. (Source: WALB)
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

Georgia's Primary Elections take place on Tuesday, May 22.

The primary elections narrow the field of candidates in the same party, and frequently decide who the nominee will be in the general election.

With this important election, Dougherty County Elections office is concerned about the turnout. 

Only 2,000 voters came out during the three weeks of early voting. 

60,000 residents are registered to vote in Dougherty County, so the elections office remains hopefully that many residents will still turn out rain or shine. 

"Hopeful the rain will not stop them, because the process is so smooth and quick if they just come on in. Especially with the children being out, that will give them a reason just to come on out with ease. We want everyone to come out and participate tomorrow." said Ginger Nickerson, Dougherty County Elections Supervisor. 

Voting only takes a few minutes and polls are located in many convenient locations.

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