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Long Countians turning out too
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Vehicles line the highway at the Rye Patch polling palce in Long County Tuesday afternoon. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
LUDOWICI -- According to Long County Elections Superintendent Marie Middleton, voter turnout Tuesday in Long County is high.

"Right now it looks like the turnout is going to be high, and it already has been greater than we had in the primary in July," she said.

According to Middleton, the total number of votes cast in the July primary was 2,553, or 43 percent of the registered voters.

As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Middleton reported there had been over 2,900 votes cast. This included the 1,354 cast on Tuesday, up to that point, and the more than 1,600 cast as absentee, early, and advance ballots.

Middleton gave one example of the increased turnout coming from the Tibet District, which in July reported a total of 323 votes and by 3:30 Tuesday had already registered 343.

The Rye Patch District also had 343 votes cast, while in the Beard's Creek District 297 had voted. In the two Ludowici Districts, the North District had reported 213, while the South District reported 158.

According to Middleton each precinct would be open until 7 p.m. and all voters still in line at 7 would be able to cast their ballot.

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