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Early voting starts out slow, official reports

Early voting began in McDuffie County and the other 158 counties across Georgia on Monday for the upcoming July 20 Republican and Democratic primaries.

Kelvin Williams, director of the Thomson-McDuffie County Board of Elections, said turnout was slow on the first day.

He anticipates better turnout as word continues to spread about Early Voting.

Locally, there are no contested races in either the Republican or Democratic primaries.

At least two incumbent members of the McDuffie County Board of Commissioners have qualified to seek re-election.

They include Sammie Wilson, Sr., who currently serves as vice-chairman of the five-member panel and the Rev. Frederick Favors -- both Democrats.

Mr. Wilson is being challenged for his District 1, Seat A position by Republican candidate Ray Roquemore, a political newcomer.

The two will square off in the November General Election.

The Rev. Favors, meanwhile, faces no opposition from either political party.

For additional information about Early Voting in McDuffie County, please call the local elections office at 706-595-2105.

Web posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010

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