AUGUSTA,Ga (WJBF) Augusta election officials say the lines should be shorter at the city’s polling places Tuesday after a record turnout for early voting 36 thousand people cast ballots in advance voting.
Another four thousand voting by mail with more absentee ballots still arriving today at the elections office.
Elections Director Lynn Bailey says this huge early vote means nearly half of the expected turnout for tomorrow’s election have already voted.
” Instead of trying to push through 70 to 75 thousand people in one days time to vote you break it down into chunks which makes those people who choose to go to the polls on election day makes their opportunity much much better and they will not see the big long lines that they might have other wise seen.
Bailey wants to remind voters that on Tuesday, they must go to the polling place where they are registered.