Voter turnout for the presidential primary in Muscogee County has been light, said Nancy Boren, executive director of the Muscogee County Office of Elections and Registration
Boren said earlier Monday that she expected a total turnout of about 7 percent, or 7,000 voters, including 1,359 who already voted early for a presidential nominee for the Democratic and Republican parties. As of Monday afternoon, she said turnout has been light.
She said there was an issue with a broken gas main at St. Peter United Methodist, but the fire department and gas company were called and people were still able to vote.
"They're still able to vote, it just smells horrible," she said.
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All Muscogee County precincts are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. Voters must show one of six valid forms of photo identification, which includes a driver’s license.
Standing outside her precinct at Wynnbrook Baptist, Judy Cottrell said she voted for Newt Gingrich. "I really think he has the most logical and common sense ideas," she said. "I think if Newt and Obama went head to head in a debate that would be interesting."
Boren intends on debuting this evening a website that will show real-time election results. Visit columbusga.org/elections and click on the tab for results.