Turnout is extremely light for early voting

Poll workers shown are: Annette Lodge, left, and Donna Powell. Not pictured was poll worker Kay Willis. Registrar Lizzie Garrette reminds local voters that advanced voting has moved from the courthouse annex back to the courthouse.

Poll workers manning the early voting for the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) going on now at the courthouse are keeping busy by reading magazines and crocheting scarves.

 The Grady County Board of Education is seeking the voters’ approval to levy the penny sales tax for five years in hopes of generating $15,000,000. The first objective of the renewed sales tax is to retire the school board’s $6,700,000 debt.

 Early voting began last Wednesday and as of 4:30 Tuesday afternoon only 89 voters had taken the time to vote. Early voting will end on Friday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. You may vote early between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each business day through the 11th. The referendum election will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 15. Poll workers shown are: Annette Lodge, left, and Donna Powell. Not pictured was poll worker Kay Willis. Registrar Lizzie Garrette reminds local voters that advanced voting has moved from the courthouse annex back to the courthouse.

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