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A worker for the Lorenzo Heard campaign talks to a prospective voter on the sidewalk in front of the Albany Herald parking lot on Pine Avenue Monday afternoon as county workers measure 150 feet from the candy room. Heard is running a write-in campaign against Lane Price, who beat incumbent Anita Williams-Brown in the July primary.
ALBANY, Ga. — Another location is open for early voting downtown.
The Candy Room on the 100 block of Pine Avenue will be open for early voting during the next two weeks. The new location is added to the voting site at the Government Center location at 222 Pine Avenue.
Registered voters may cast ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays until Nov. 2, and this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be no early voting on Nov. 5, and all precincts countywide will open at 7 a.m. on Nov. 6.
It didn't take long for some local candidates in contested elections to put workers in place strategic to the new location.
A woman shouting "Heard is the word" — a reference to the write-in campaign of the Rev. Lorenzo Heard, who is running against Lane Price for the Dougherty County School Board at-large seat — began pacing along the sidewalk near the Candy Room Monday morning, handing out literature that instructs prospective voters who to vote for in the upcoming races.
Price beat incumbent Anita Williams-Brown in the July Democratic Primary.