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Polls in south Georgia see large voter turnout

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 17:18:54-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Election officials say they have had big voter turn out Tuesday, with a constant flow of people coming in to cast their ballots.

Results of that turnout are lines flowing out of precinct doors and packed parking lots as people make their way inside in the middle of a national pandemic.

"We've got marks on the floor like everybody else does for social distancing," said Deb Cox, the election supervisor in Lowndes County. "But of course that's up to the individual whether they want to comply with that. We're sanitizing machines, we're offering people styluses, gloves, hand sanitizers, and those sorts of things."

Counties are reporting that they have seen a high amount of mail-in ballots.

Lowndes County said they have counted around 7,000 ballots that have been mailed in, and expect that number to change.

Officials are asking that if you are coming to vote in-person and have received a mail-in ballot to bring it in with you. They have to cancel that ballot so you can vote at the precinct.

Polls close at 7 p.m. and they ask you practice patience as lines could be longer than normal.