CANTON — With early voting ending at 5:30 p.m. today, officials are reporting an extremely low showing of early ballots for Tuesday’s special election to fill the District 22 seat in the Georgia House of Representatives.
As of Thursday afternoon, only 249 voters had cast their ballots in Cherokee County for the race to fill the seat of the late state Rep. Calvin Hill, according to the Cherokee County Elections Office.
That number counts as just 1.04 percent of Cherokee’s about 24,000 registered voters in District 22.
“It is very low,” Janet Munda, Cherokee County elections supervisor, said Thursday.
Cherokee voters have until 5:30 p.m. to make a trip to the Albert L. Stone Elections Building in Canton to let their voices be heard in choosing the successor for Hill, who died in late October after being diagnosed with leukemia earlier in 2013.
Jeff Duncan, Sam Moore, Nate Cochran and Meagan Biello, all Republicans from Cherokee County, are squaring off for the seat covering parts of Cherokee, Forsyth and Fulton counties.