Election officials across the state are seeing more people registering in anticipation of the presidential election. Voters may be seeing longer lines this time because the early voting period is shorter.
Election officials say early voting for the primary is slow but steady. In Athens-Clarke County they are seeing about one hundred early voters a day. In Richmond County they are seeing 150 to 200 early voters a day.
Early voting begins July 9th for the primary election. Gail Schrader, supervisor of the Athens-Clarke County Board of Elections, says they aren’t expecting a big turnout for the primary because there aren’t a lot of hot local races. However, she says the Northeast Georgia TSPOLST may bring people out.