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Big turnout expected Tuesday
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Liberty County’s general primary election appears to have generated above-average interest with residents as a heavy turnout for advanced voting foretells what elections officials expect will be even more impressive foot traffic Tuesday at the polls.  
Ella Golden, interim supervisor of elections for the Liberty County Board of Elections and Registration, said everything is progressing accordingly so far, especially in the way of advanced voting.
“We had a wonderful turnout,” Golden said.
Golden also expects a heavy turnout Tuesday at the polls, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in each precinct across the state.
“It’s a local primary, and with local primaries, there’s always a lot of interest,” Golden said.
Aside from contending with occasional long lines, voters should be able to expect a relatively smooth process.
“Nothing’s changed,” Golden said. “Precincts are all the same with the exception of the Washington Avenue closure.”
Construction on Washington Avenue has made the road in front of the old Hinesville Middle School gym impassable, preventing voters in Liberty County’s 12th Precinct — who normally vote in the old Hinesville Middle School gym — from parking in front of the building Tuesday. Voters are instead asked to park in the parking lot for the Liberty County Pre-K Center and walk to the gym. The entrance to the lot is off Bradwell Street near the Liberty County Board of Education office.
Golden said maps would direct voters from the lot to the door of the precinct.
Although parking restrictions are limited to the 12th Precinct, other polling places may have special instructions or signs posted that voters should take note of in order to keep the lines moving and ensure an orderly, expeditious experience for everyone.
“Everyone please be patient,” Golden said. “Just observe the signs.”

Many local incumbents did not draw opposition, but local races of interest include:
Jerald Burgess
Jimmie T. Jones
Don Martin (I)
Warren Waye

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