Friday marks the last day of early voting in Muscogee County

Friday marks the last day of early voting in Muscogee County
Updated: Jul. 20, 2018 at 1:58 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - For people in Muscogee County, the City Services Center is the only place you can cast your early ballots.

It's a federal law that you remain loyal to the party you choose in the primary elections for the runoff elections.

In other words, if you voted Republican in the primary, you must choose a Republican ballot in the Runoff. The same goes for Democrats.

The Muscogee County races that may be on your ballot are City Council District 10 at large, Amy Bryan and John House.

Also, School District 2, Michael Edmondson will battle it out against Bart Steed.

These results along with other state-wide runoff's will head to the General elections in November.

Elections specialist Jeanette James says the voter turnout has been consistent but not at its best.
Out of 100,000 registered voters in Muscogee County, she says about two-percent voted early.

"It seems that they don't think local elections are important, I don't understand why when the people that are local are the ones that you see every day. You may see them in the drug store or in the grocery store so those are the ones you need to have more concern about being in office."- said Jeanette James/ Election Specialist

"As one of the younger up incoming members of the Columbus community and I think it's so important for people to come out for the local elections because we live here. If we want to make changes we can do that. We have to start small and build our way up."-said Alyssa Abdeltif/ Voter

"If we vote on a local level as well as national, we will be heard. -said Brenda McGlone/ Voter

If you don't make it to early voting Friday, next Tuesday for the regular run-off elections, you have to go to your assigned polling location.

Polls are open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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