Georgia seeing record number of early voters


    MACON, Ga. -- Georgians are voting early, and the Secretary of State's office has reported record turnout.

    As of October 12, almost 750,000 Georgians have participated in early voting. The total number of votes in the 2014 midterm elections came out to 2.5 million, which is only half the registered voters in all of Georgia.

    In Bibb County, more than 11,700 people have voted early, and Monroe and Peach county's early voters totaled nearly 3,000 each by October 24.

    Residents of Bibb County can vote early at the Board of Elections' office (2525 Pio Nono Ave.) from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. This Saturday and Sunday, residents can vote there from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Houston County has seen over 11,000 early voters - and this county saw the highest jump of early voting participants with nearly 5,000 people voting in the past two days.

    In Houston County, residents can vote weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Board of Elections' office (801 Main St. in Perry), the Houston Health Pavilion Conference Center (233 N. Houston Rd.) and Central Georgia Technical College. The Board of Elections office and conference center also offer early voting on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Early voting ends Friday, November 2 and the election is Tuesday, November 6.

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