VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - Lowndes County election officials said the runoff elections are an “interesting point in history for everyone.”
This after voters headed to the polls Tuesday morning.
Tiffany Linkswiler, assistant supervisor of elections, said everything has been going smoothly, with no technical problems reported.
She said there have also been no wait times.
Linkswiler said early voting was busy in Lowndes and close to the turnout they had in November.
Close to 20,000 voted in-person and about 7,000 voted by mail, according to Lowndes County officials.
She said they haven’t had a runoff election with this much of a turnout.
Some voters told WALB democracy was on the line in this election.
”I’m retired military and it’s my right to vote. And it’s very important to get out and vote for the person you want to represent us in the United States Senate,” Bobby Killingsworth, a voter, said.
Linkswiler said mail-in ballots have increased this year.
Officials said Lowndes County has seen its highest voting turnout this election season than in years past.