Election 2010: Almost 1,500 vote in advance in Columbus on Wednesday

Almost 1,500 people turned out to vote on Wednesday, the third of five days this week Columbus residents can vote in advance of next week's midterm election.

That's about the same number of people who turned out Tuesday to vote in advance. Some 1,300 people voted early on Monday, said Nancy Boren, executive director of the Muscogee County Office of Elections and Registration.

Boren estimated about a 60 percent turnout once all the voting is completed in the Nov. 2 midterm election.

There are about 98,000 registered, active voters in Columbus. Of those, some 12,000 voted in the July primary. About 9,500 have voted early for the November election.

Voters with a government-issued photo ID can vote in Columbus through Friday at these sites and times:

The Frank Chester Recreation Center, 1441 Benning Drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Columbus State University Cunningham Center, 3100 Gentian Boulevard, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road, 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The elections office on the ground floor of the Columbus Government Center’s west wing, 100 10th St., 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All precincts will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 2.