Bibb County voters flocked to the Board of Elections office as early voting for next weeks primary ended Friday, with some waiting in line after closing to cast ballots.
The final day of the three-week early voting period drew 879 voters, said Veronica Seals, chief registrar for the Board of Elections. In all, 7,691 people cast ballots ahead of Tuesdays primary. Almost half of those voters, 3,435, voted this week.
In Houston County, 4,144 voters -- about 5.5 percent of active registered voters -- cast early ballots, according to the countys Board of Elections office.
Seals said referendums on Macon-Bibb County consolidation and on the regional transportation special purpose local option sales tax drew the strong early turnout.
If you have something interesting on the ballot, theyll come out and vote, she said.
Bibb officials have predicted a 35 percent turnout for the primary.