Fewer than 200 ballots have been cast in the seven days since walk-in voting for the July 31 elections began, according to
Floyd County Elections Supervisor Evon Billups.
“It could pick up, but it hasn’t yet,” she said Tuesday. “Even with absentees — we’ve mailed out over 300 but the response has been slower than we expected.”
The proposed TSPLOST, a $1.4 billion transportation sales tax package for the 15 Northwest Georgia counties, will pass or fail this month.
Additionally, voters in Floyd, Bartow, Chattooga and Gordon counties will elect one of three Republicans running for the vacant state Senate District 52 seat.
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David Doss, Chuck Hufstetler and Hayden Collins are vying for the slot. There is no Democratic candidate, so the race will be decided in the primary or an Aug. 21 runoff, if necessary.
Floyd County voters also will fill two vacant County Commission seats and choose the Republican nominee for the Post 2 general election contest in November.
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Early voting runs through July 27.
Registered Floyd County voters may cast ballots Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave. That universal polling place also will be open this Saturday, although Billups said turnout on the first weekend voting opportunity — in February — was disappointing.
“It was like that across the state, though,” she noted.
A second early voting precinct will open Monday at the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill. All precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.