Few votes cast during first day of early voting in Richmond County

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 5:29 PM
Last updated 8:45 PM
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Only six votes were cast during the first day of early voting for the November general and special election.

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Elections set in Richmond County this Nov. 5 are municipal races in Hephzibah and Blythe and a special election to fill the House District 127 post open since the Aug. 2 death of Rep. Quincy Murphy. Three candidates – Dianne Murphy, Diane B. Evans and Brian Prince – have qualified to run to complete the year remaining in the legislator’s term.

Monday was also the last day to register to vote in the elections. Early voting, in-person and by mail, will continue through Nov. 1, with Saturday voting scheduled Oct. 26.

The only location open for early voting for this election cycle will be the Board of Elections Main Office at 530 Greene St., Room 104.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/15/13 - 07:53 am
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A Total Waste of time. Unless you like historical events or
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just want some entertainment or social stimulation.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 10/15/13 - 07:55 am
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We should serve free breakfast, lunch and dinner on election
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day. Then at least something positive would be accomplished.

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soapy_725 10/15/13 - 07:56 am
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soapy_725 10/15/13 - 10:22 am
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Hephzibah and Blythe are non essential government functions.
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Duplicitous in every respect. Toys and entertainment for a few.

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nocnoc 10/15/13 - 11:05 am
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Brent Weir will make a great Mayor for Blythe.

He understands the problems that Blythe faces and those that will be forced on Blythe in the future, by the Consolidated ARC powers.

I have found him to be a sharp, clear thinking and most of all, an honest straight forward speaking person. Which, as we all know, is an increasingly rare commodity in ARC/GA Politics.

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Darby 10/15/13 - 11:36 am
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Early voting is a farce and a waste of

taxpayer money.

Why are we opening polls for voters a month before an election other than to accommodate mindless straight ticket drones who are going to vote the exact same way in every election without even considering a candidate with the "wrong" letter following his/her name?

For two hundred plus years, voting was seen as an almost sacred responsibility and some people would walk miles to the polls on election day to exercise that duty.

Now we have almost three weeks of "election" days, costing hundreds of thousands of wasted and precious tax dollars.

Today, voting is all about the politicians, and no longer about the people. Anyone who says differently is lying to us.

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