Early Voting Ends in Bibb County

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Updated: Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:35:09 EST

Hundreds stand in line at the Bibb County Board of Elections to cast their ballot on the last day of early voting.

For the first time in this election, a line snaked out the door as many waited more than an hour cast their vote.

"It was a very frustrating lengthy process," district 9 voter, Annie Moore said.

Poll workers tried their best to verify if people were voting in the right district. A few weeks ago, more than 800 voters were discovered to have been registered in the wrong district and some even cast the wrong ballot. The Secretary of State's Office opened an investigation which is continuing and their staff will be visiting the precincts on Tuesday to see if the election process is operating smoothly.

As of Thursday, more than 7,400 have voted in the upcoming election and 90 have voted in incorrect districts. As far as absentee ballots, 53 incorrect ballots were issued.  

Despite waiting times, many voters said it was worth it to exercise their voting right.

"When I consider what people have sacrificed so that I can spend an hour in line to vote, an hour is nothing," district 1 voter Dr. John Bowman said.

The Board of Elections will be closed for voting. Voters can only cast a ballot Tuesday at their designated precinct. The elections office says identification is necessary. Any question in regards to districts or precincts to vote at, the elections office encourages people to call the office at 478-621-6622.

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