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.
The early voting period started Tuesday in Georgia. More than 100 communities are voting on whether to allow retailers to sell alcohol on Sundays, in addition to selecting candidates. People on both sides of the issue are urging voters to go to the ballot box.
Shortening the early voting window in the state is gaining popularity in both chambers of the general assembly. A house bill passed out of a senate committee Tuesday. Many local communities pushed for the measure in order to save money.
State lawmakers will gather for Day-11 of the General Assembly Monday at the Capitol. Last week’s activity under the Gold Dome included the move of legislation for Sunday alcohol sales, and a bill to shorten the early voting period for all elections.
Early voting got underway Monday for November’s general election. But low early voter turnout during the primary has some parts of the state questioning whether it’s worth the cost to open polls this early.