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Primary voting 'going as expected' in Henry County
by Christine Fonville
May 20, 2014 09:12 AM | 2377 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
UPDATE: As of 5:00 p.m., Director of Elections Janet Shellnut said voting turnout for Henry County is slowing down.

"We have had some precincts with very low voter turnout, barely 100 votes, and others that had more than 200 votes before 2 p.m.," she said.

With less than 5,000 ballots cast during early voting, Shellnut said she does not believe the county will see 20 percent of its registered voters showing up at the polls today.

"I think we'll see about 16 to 18 percent of our voters turn out today, but that's the way it goes during a primary election," she said. "We'll see a big increase in November."

Voting ends at 7 p.m. today.

As of 11 a.m., Director of Elections Janet Shellnut said voting is going as expected in Henry County.

"Earlier this morning the polls were busier, but by mid-afternoon we usually see a slump," she said.

Shellnut said one of the busier voting precincts was the Lake Dow area.

Shellnut also said phone activity at elections and registrations office has died down since this morning.

"Less people calling in indicates that there are less people at the polls right now and thankfully, no issues or problems," she said.

Although no early statics have come in yet about the number of voters at the polls, Director of Elections Janet Shellnut said that voting has been steady since 7 a.m. this morning.

"We've had no lines at our polls and things have run smoothly so far without any issues," she said.

Check back here for updates throughout the day on voter turnout in Henry County.


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