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Early voting in city elections ends Friday

Warner Robins city poll workers Sharon Mosley, left, and Robin Way wait for voters to come in during early voting at City Hall on Tuesday.
Warner Robins city poll workers Sharon Mosley, left, and Robin Way wait for voters to come in during early voting at City Hall on Tuesday. wcrenshaw@macon.com

Time is almost up for anyone wanting to vote early in the Nov. 7 elections for cities in Middle Georgia.

Friday is the last day of early voting for all cities having an election.

In Warner Robins, where Mayor Randy Toms faces two challengers, early voting is about on the same pace as the last mayoral election, said Michelle Riley, the city’s election superintendent. She said as of early Wednesday morning 2,281 people had voted, compared to a total of 2,635 early votes in the 2013 election.

That suggests that total turnout may also be about the same. In 2013 a total of 6,552 people voted for a 20 percent turnout.

Riley said about 150 to 200 people have voted each day.

“I don’t think anybody has had to wait,” she said.

Toms is challenged by City Councilman Chuck Shaheen, who served as mayor before Toms, and Joe Musselwhite, the city’s former public works director. Two council seats are also contested.

Early voting is at City Hall and ends at 5 p.m.

Fort Valley, Byron, Gray, Roberta and Gordon also have contested city elections. Monroe County is having a special election for vacant seats on the County Commission and school board.

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