Early voting in the general primary hasn’t been as high as hoped, according to Long County Board of Election Chairwoman Vanessa Cunningham.
“So far it’s been slow … very, very slow,” she said.
Cunningham said that in this election, Long County voters have the option of casting their ballots at one of two different locations: the Long County Courthouse or the voter precinct next to the fire station on Alma Flournoy Road.
Early voting began on Feb. 19 and will run until March 8, with the polls open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cunningham said that the day of the general primary is March 12.
Seven races that will be decided in this election: two on the board of education and five for county commission. In District 1, Gerald Blocker is challenging incumbent commissioner David Richardson. In District 2, Robert Long is challenging incumbent commissioner Wallace Shaw, while on the board of education, Dr. Carolyn Williamson is challenging incumbent Dempsey Golden. In District 3, incumbent commissioner Andy Fuller is being challenged by two candidates, Walt Pelton and Willie (Slim) Thompson. In District 4, Kent Hall is challenging incumbent commissioner Clifton DeLoach, while in the board of education race, Janet Watford is challenging incumbent Linda DeLoach.
The last race is in District 5, where incumbent commissioner Bobby Walker is being challenged by Dwight Gordon.