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Early voting proves popular

Early voting got off to a busy start Monday. Angela and Kimball Zellous, front, had been waiting in line for 30 minutes to vote early on Monday at the Newton County Administration Building, and they estimated they’d be there another half hour. Early voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Nov. 2 in the meeting room across from the Board of Elections office and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. A handicapped parking lot and side door entrance is available. Early voting will also be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2 at Porter Memorial Branch Library at 6191 Hwy. 212. - Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

Early voting got off to a busy start Monday. Angela and Kimball Zellous, front, had been waiting in line for 30 minutes to vote early on Monday at the Newton County Administration Building, and they estimated they’d be there another half hour. Early voting takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through Nov. 2 in the meeting room across from the Board of Elections office and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. A handicapped parking lot and side door entrance is available. Early voting will also be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 through Friday, Nov. 2 at Porter Memorial Branch Library at 6191 Hwy. 212. - Staff Photos: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith

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Studying the amendments before the next step to get to vote is John Sutherland who is off today from his job and came to vote. Sutherland said he did not see the admendments but has studied the candidates and knows who he is voting for. Sutherland likes to come early for voting.

Early voting got off to a busy start Monday.

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Billy 1 year, 6 months ago

It's going to be popular with me this Friday morning...

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jjhayden3rd 1 year, 6 months ago

The ability to vote for our elected officials is the cornerstone of our democratic repulic. Earl;y voting provides that opportunity for working people who might not be able to vote in the usual first-Tuesday-in-November election.

Its too bad for us that we cannot verify our actual vote and have to accept the results reported by the corporation that supplies the computers.

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John 1 year, 6 months ago

I don't believe we live in a democratic republic but rather a Republic in which we have two major parties on Democratic & the other Republican. Secondly, I guess I'd rather have the electronic voting machines rather than deal with another "hanging" chad situation or trust my vote being counted in one of those draw curtain voting booths with those little toggle levers. Computers don't make mistakes - people do. If a computer isn't programmed properly it is not the computers fault - it is a human error and the will do their best to blame the issue on a defenseless computer.

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