Walker County elections supervisor Barbara Berry said, We have seen the number of those registering to vote picking up some, but not an overwhelming number coming in.
Berry said that presidential elections, especially primary elections, do not draw the same number of voters as do local elections.
We expect to see about 3 percent of registered voters turn out, Berry said. I hope this number is incorrect, so we are prepared to accommodate 100 percent of registered voters if necessary.
According to numbers from the elections office, there are 33,000 registered voters in Walker County eligible to vote in the Feb. 5 presidential primary.
Although the date is now past for those hoping to register for the primary election in Georgia, Berry said that early voting began Monday, with three new satellite locations open in Walker County to serve residents.
In addition to the LaFayette location, there will be locations in Chickamauga, Rossville, and Lookout Mountain for anyone in the county wanting to cast an early vote in the election.
Anyone across the county can cast early votes at any of these sites, Berry said.
The LaFayette voting location will be at the usual site inside the courthouse on Duke Street. Chickamaugas location will be at the Civic Center on Cove Road. Rossvilles voting site will be at the Civic Center on McFarland Road. And, the Lookout Mountain voting cite will be held at City Hall on Lula Lake Road.
Voters must remember that in order to cast their votes either early or during the Feb. 5 primary, they must have some form of a picture ID.
States voting in the Super Tuesday primary elections on Feb. 5: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia.
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