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Decisions, decisions

James E. Adams appears to be pondering his choices as he takes advantage of advance voting for the July 15 general primary on Tuesday. Adams said he always votes early because he doesn't like to stand in the long line on election day. As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, a total of 569 ballots had been cast - 204 Democratic ballots and 365 Republican ballots - according to the Board of Elections. A staff member there predicted turnout will continue to increase each day of advance voting, with Thursday and Friday being the busiest days. All registered voters can cast their ballots this week from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Board of Elections office in the Newton County Administration Building at 1113 Usher St. Early voting will not take place Monday, the day before the primary.