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Turning out to vote

Newton County poll worker Brenda Hughes cheerfully hands Covington voter Jamal Hardman an “I’m a Georgia voter” peach sticker after he cast a ballot in the Covington Municipal Election Tuesday morning at Covington City Hall. According to poll workers, turnout Tuesday morning was light but steady, with a little more than 50 voters who had cast ballots by 9 a.m. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

Newton County poll worker Brenda Hughes cheerfully hands Covington voter Jamal Hardman an “I’m a Georgia voter” peach sticker after he cast a ballot in the Covington Municipal Election Tuesday morning at Covington City Hall. According to poll workers, turnout Tuesday morning was light but steady, with a little more than 50 voters who had cast ballots by 9 a.m. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

Newton County poll worker Brenda Hughes cheerfully hands Covington voter Jamal Hardman an “I’m a Georgia voter” peach sticker after he cast a ballot in the Covington Municipal Election Tuesday morning at Covington City Hall. According to poll workers, turnout Tuesday morning was light but steady, with a little more than 50 voters who had cast ballots by 9 a.m. (Staff photo: Aimee Jones)

From staff reports