Election 2010: 1,700 vote early on Thursday in Columbus

Almost 1,700 voted in advance on Thursday, bringing the number of people who have voted early this week to around 6,000.

Friday is the last day of advance voting. The next chance Columbus voters will have to vote will be Tuesday - election day.

Nancy Boren, executive director of the Muscogee County Office of Elections and Registration, 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.

Voters with a government-issued photo ID can vote in Columbus on 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.