A county official is continuing to predict a low voter turnout for next week’s primary election, despite a better-than-usual participation rate during the one weekend date for advanced voting.
Friday is the last day of early voting prior to the May 20 election.
Evon Billups, elections supervisor for Floyd County, is still estimating about a 15-percent turnout of the county’s registered voters based on the numbers so far.
However, she said the total from the only weekend day that residents could vote during the early voting period, is notable.
A total of 56 voters cast ballots at the Floyd County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave., this past Saturday, two weeks after early voting began in Georgia.
“That’s a higher number than we’ve ever had on a Saturday,” Billups said. “It’s better than many of the weekday totals this time.”