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Referendum turn out is paltry

The voter turn out for the Educational Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) going into Tuesday’s election has been slim through the close of advanced voting last Friday, according to Grady County elections officials.
Registrar Lizzie Garrette reported through the end of early voting last Friday only 429 ballots had been cast. She says 11 absentee ballots had been requested and of those four had been returned.
The county’s 13 polling places will be open Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Grady County school officials are seeking a renewal of the penny sales tax primarily to pay off over $6 million in debt.

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