Midstate voters are taking advantage of early voting opportunities in droves.
In Bibb County, more than 1,000 voters a day have streamed in to the Board of Elections office to cast ballots. Through Thursday, 4,494 men and women had voted, said Board of Elections employee Jeanetta Watson.
During this cycle, voters have just 21 days to vote early before the Nov. 6 general election. In 2008, there were 45 days of advance voting, and almost a third of Bibb Countys 87,610 registered voters that year voted early.
In Houston County, 2,358 voters had cast ballots through Thursday, said Andy Holland, an election technician. Daily totals have been between 500 and 700, with the first day of early voting being the busiest.
Elections officials will get a better idea of voter turnout when Houston County opens up two additional voting locations in Warner Robins Monday.
Of the two, Holland said the Houston County Annex Building is typically the busiest and has the longest lines. The Middle Georgia Technical College location was added this year to try to relieve the crunch at the annex.
Early voting also will continue at the Board of Elections Office in Perry.