The Blackshear Times | Blackshear, Pierce County, Ga. > Archives > News > Have you made up your mind?

15
May

The Blackshear Times | Blackshear, Pierce County, Ga. > Archives > News > Have you made up your mind?

Decision time is here.

Pierce County voters will go to the polls next Tuesday to make their choices for commission chairman, two district commissioners and a number of state and federal offices in the primary election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20. The NFC gym on College Avenue in Blackshear will be the polling site for the Alabaha, Blackshear, Hacklebarney/Cason, Mershon, St. Johns and Sunset/Sweat precincts. Voters in the Patterson and Otter Creek precincts will go to the Eagle Station municipal complex in Patterson.

A run-off election, if necessary, would be held July 22. General election will be Nov. 4

Early voting will continue from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Friday, May 16. Early voting takes place at the Board of Elections and Registration office on Nichols Street. Saturday voting occurred this past weekend.

Advanced voting, long popular with voters, continues to be strong — except for this year’s Saturday voting. The lone Saturday set aside for early voting saw a poor turnout as only 30 residents cast ballots during the seven hours. So far, however, a total of 741 ballots had been cast early in person as of press time– or about nine percent of registered voters so far. A total of 110 absentee ballots have also been cast. Those numbers are on track with 2010, which also featured a chairman’s race and the same commissioner posts up for grabs. However, they are much lower than the almost 2,500 early votes cast during the hotly contested sheriff’s race in 2012.

via The Blackshear Times | Blackshear, Pierce County, Ga. > Archives > News > Have you made up your mind?.

Comments ( 0 )