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Early voting begins today for general election
Officials predict 53 percent turnout
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Lee DeLoach
    For those who can't wait for Election Day to cast your ballot, early voting in Georgia will begin today and run though Friday at the Bulloch County Courthouse.
    From 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day this week, people can vote early without having to give a reason, a practice that has increased in popularity since it was introduced in Georgia several years ago.
    "I think it's beginning to catch on as more and more people are starting to learn about it," said Lee DeLoach, election superintendent for Bulloch County. "People seem to like the idea of coming and voting any time they want during business hours the week before the election."
    DeLoach is predicting a 53 percent turnout for this year's election, which has a governor's race and a hotly contested race between Democratic incumbent John Barrow and Republican Max Burns for Georgia's 12th Congressional District seat.
    "I looked at records for the last time we had a governor's race and it was at 53 percent and I'm expecting about the same for this year's race," DeLoach said.
    According to information from the Georgia Secretary of State's website, voters will not need to present a photo identification card to vote in this year's election.
    For questions regarding the status of your registration, your county commission or other district you reside or what precinct you should vote at, call the Voter Registrar's office at (912) 764-6502. For all other election questions, call DeLoach at (912) 489-8749 or email questions at
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