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Voting expands this week for primary

Polls open at five locations

POSTED: May 12, 2014 12:05 a.m.

FORSYTH COUNTY — The closer the May 20 primary draws, the more Forsyth County residents are turning out to vote.

Elections Supervisor Barbara Luth said during the past two weeks, 1,098 people have cast a ballot. That does not include the turnout for Saturday, which she anticipated would be high.

The local ballot includes Republican contests for several posts, including state legislature, county commissioner and solicitor general, as well as a bond referendum for the school system.

Governor and a U.S. Senate seat are among the statewide races drawing notice.

The numbers have picked up daily, Luth said, and this week likely will be busier, as voting expands Monday to five locations throughout the county.

“If I say around 200 or 600 a day, I’m sure we’re going to surpass that in all locations,” he said. “It will be big.”

Voting will be held daily at the Forsyth County Administration Building, Cumming City Hall, Hampton Park Library, Midway Park Community Building and Sharon Springs Park Community Building.

According to Luth, the construction of a new jail and courthouse in downtown Cumming may have kept some voters from coming to the administration building, where parking is at a premium.

But people have still been “getting in and out and not having too much trouble,” she said. “There are a lot of people that didn’t want to go downtown this week that will be coming down to the different sites ... especially Sharon Springs, which is a big voting location, as is Midway.”


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