Thursday, October 28, 2010
Last Day Of Early Voting Has Heaviest Turnout
A total of 1,154 Putnam County residents went to the Election Commission office on Thursday to cast their ballots on the final day of Early Voting. For most of the eleven hours that the office was open, people were lined up out the door, but officials say the wait for most of them was no more than about five or ten minutes. On average, workers in the office processed one voter every 30 seconds. Some voters who drove by and saw the line chose to come back later in the day, and the final "early" voter cast his ballot just before the office closed at 7 pm. Those who missed the chance to vote early can still cast their ballots on Election Day next Tuesday. Polls in Putnam County will open at 9 am and close at 7 pm. Election Day is also a holiday for some county workers and for students in the county school system.