Early voting wraps up Friday

COLUMBUS, Ga. – Early voting ends Friday for the July 26th runoff election.  Only those living in Muscogee County School Districts 1 and 7 are eligible to vote in the school board runoff races.

Voters living in the 3rd Congressional District are also eligible to vote in the Congressional race.  Only voters living in this district who voted Republican or did not vote in the May 24th election will be allowed to vote in that race.

So far, there have been about 700 early voters for the July 26th runoff election.  Michael Jones is one of those early voters.

“I think it’s important for a person to vote in the runoff because it is privilege and it’s obligation and also he’s entitled to be as a citizen of Muscogee County, Columbus Georgia.  He’s entitled to vote,” he said.

Elections technician Jeanette James says they have not had a huge early voter turnout.

“It’s been pretty slow, but we expected that simply because all of the precincts are not able to vote just district 1, 7 and then US Republican House District 3,” James said.

James also expects regular voting on Tuesday to be slow.

“The precincts we will have open, it won’t be that many people working.  Probably about five people so, we don’t expect it to be too busy,” she said.

She says they normally have 12 workers at each precinct.  All but five precincts will be open on Tuesday.

James reminds voters to bring a picture ID on Tuesday in order to vote.

“If you have a Georgia Driver’s License it can be expired or a Georgia ID card it can be expired so, you can vote with an expired Georgia Driver’s License or Georgia ID Card,” James said.

James says the first thing people should do if they have any questions is to call the elections office, 706-653-4392.  The elections office will be able to help people figure out what district they live in.

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