Polls open to light turnout

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 8:19 AM
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The turnout at Richmond County polling locations has been light this morning.

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Ellis McCutcheon hands Janet Masters his ballot at Julian Smith Casino in Augusta, GA on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.  Jackie Ricciardi/staff
Jackie Ricciardi/staff
Ellis McCutcheon hands Janet Masters his ballot at Julian Smith Casino in Augusta, GA on Tuesday, March 6, 2012.

Lynn Bailey, executive director of Board of Elections, said the light turnout has not been surprising.

Only about 25 percent of Richmond County’s 101,000 registered voters were anticipated to show up at the polls.

“We’ve had people out here but it’s not overwhelming numbers,” Bailey said.

Richmond County’s 50 polling locations opened this morning on time without any problems and will remain open until 7 p.m.

The busiest times are anticipated between 7-9 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.

Anyone with questions should visit the Board of Elections website or call (706) 821-2340.

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ForeverFrog
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ForeverFrog 03/06/12 - 12:40 pm
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Get out and vote FOR Sunday

Get out and vote FOR Sunday alcohol sales!!! Richmond County needs to move into the twenty-first century.

southern2
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southern2 03/06/12 - 04:33 pm
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Turn out would be higher at

Turn out would be higher at the First Baptist Church if voters were directed to the polling location. It is a large campus where entry has changed because of past construction. I personally directed 4 lost voters and was told by one that they had approached multiple church staff who claimed to not know where voting was being conducted. Between those Augustans interviewed in the Chronicle on line video yesterday and willing voters who can't find the machines, I can see why turnout is low.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/12 - 04:50 pm
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Southern2, we need to hide

Southern2, we need to hide the polling places a little better.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 03/06/12 - 09:12 pm
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Perhaps, if you can't locate

Perhaps, if you can't locate your precinct, you shouldn't vote.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/06/12 - 09:17 pm
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Willow, exactly....a culling

Willow, exactly....a culling process. A literacy test hasn't been upheld so this is the next best thing. Make it hard to find.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 03/06/12 - 10:57 pm
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Well, at last we are in

Well, at last we are in agreement again.

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