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Low turnout for early voting

Less than 100 voters cast their ballots in the first week of early voting for the July 26 General Primary Runoff. The election will determine the new District Attorney and decide which U.S. Congressional District 3 candidate will face a Democratic candidate in the November election. Early voting ends July 22 at 5 p.m. ’We had 88 in-house voters in the first four days of early voting,’ said registrar Sandi Chamblin. ‘Turnout is slow. People are either indifferent about this election or have forgotten about it. But, they still have two weeks to come in and vote. We are here from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.’ There will not be any not early voting Monday, July 25. Election day is Tuesday, July 26 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at all precincts. Absentee ballots can be ordered until July 21. ’The last day a person can register to vote for the November general election is Oct. 11,’ said Chamblin. ‘We will mail out absentee ballots Sept. 22 and people can start voting in person at the courthouse Oct. 17.’ Sample ballots will be displayed on the courthouse walls at the end of September for the November general election. For more information on what will be on the ballot, go to or stop by the registrar’s office at the courthouse.

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