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Strong turnout Saturday boosts early voting totals

Early voting totals as of 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Early voting totals as of 8:30 a.m. Monday.

ALBANY, Ga. -- A strong turnout for the state's only Saturday voting day before the November 6 General Election has bolstered Dougherty County early voting numbers, officials say.

According to the Dougherty County Elections office, 865 people cast ballots Saturday, bringing the total number of early voters to 9,110 as of 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

In rough numbers, that means that more than 17 percent of the 53,000 registered voters in Dougherty County have voted early with a week left before voters are forced to cast ballots Tuesday, November 6 at their local voting precinct.

While strong, those numbers are still trending below 2008 early-voting totals when 17,918 people cast a ballot before election day. All totaled, 39,042 would go on to vote in the 2008 General Election.

In neighboring Lee County where there there is a pair of local races on the ballot-- the race between District 4 County Commissioner Rick Muggridge and Independent candidate Tim Nelson and the race between Luke Singletary and Mary Egler for the District 2 seat -- turnout has also been steady, with 3,648 ballots cast as of Monday morning.

That's a voter turnout so far of more than 19 percent, according to elections officials.

Comments

Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

Having voted early two weeks ago, I'm very tempted to go to my local precinct next week and see if I could vote again, just to test the system.

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bubbasmithredneck 1 year, 5 months ago

you have to excuse her......for she knows not what she is doing.....(or posting)

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

Dumbutt......the whole point of the comment is I'd like to know if I COULD vote twice.....if our local electoral system is screwed up beyond repair!

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LoneCycler 1 year, 5 months ago

I doubt it will work but you should give it a shot Sister_Ruby. If they turn you away make a scene by loudly proclaiming that "the hidden agenda" is at work preventing Rev. Heard's write-in candidacy. The early vote is the Democratic vote. If it's only 50% of the early vote total in 2008 then Obama is in deep trouble in even Blue cities like Albany.

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USTPC 1 year, 5 months ago

Not all early voting is done by Democrats. I voted early and I certainly DID NOT vote for any Democrat other than Lane Price. I did not even vote for the Democrats running unopposed.

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