MARIETTA — Six of the 21 seats in Cobb’s legislative delegation are up for election in today’s primary.
The success of the candidates all depends on voter turnout in a primary being held earlier than usual. Previously, Georgia conducted its primary in July.
Sue Everhart of east Cobb, a former chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party, believes the date change will bring disappointment this season.
“I think it will be the lowest voter turnout we’ve had in modern times,” Everhart said.
Because there has been a lack of advertising, Everhart said, no one should depend on high wait times at the voting booths.
Everhart predicted the combination of the vote being held two months early and overall frustration with politicians will bring a low voter turnout today.
“People are just nonchalant in these races,” Everhart said. “I’ve never seen anything like this. America is just mad with politicians, and they’re really showing it in this election.”