Early voting in Elbert County is nearly through its first week, and according to Chief Registrar of the County Charlotte Ward, turnout so far has been great.
“We are so excited about the turn out for early voting. We have the staff to handle as many voters as possible. By the end of Tuesday, October 16th there had been a total of 561 walk in voters. So we are very excited to be averaging over 250 voters a day so far”, said Ward.
On Wednesday, there was a total of 255 Walk-In Early Voters, which bumped the grand total of in person early votes to 816 over the course of three days. That number, paired with the 274 absentee ballots already received, pushes the total amount of votes cast in the early voting period to well over a thousand votes so far.
Ward said the E-Z Vote Technology her office invested in allows her office to handle a large amount of voters quickly.
“The new system that we have purchased as really helped us get voters in and out. A lot of voters stop by during their lunch hour or on their way home from work”, said Ward. “We want to assist them in anyway we can to help make their voting experience as easy as possible. We are very excited about the outcome so far.”
Those who are interested in voting early just have to stop by the Elbert County Registrar’s Office at the Elbert County Government Complex. Polls are open Monday thru Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm. A government approved photo ID is required to vote.
For any questions about Early Voting, you can contact the Registrar’s Office at (706) 283-2012.