Today is Super Tuesday. Voters in 10 states, including Georgia, go to the polls today to choose who they want to be the presidential nominee for the Republican and Democratic parties.
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.
Nancy Boren, executive director of the Muscogee County Office of Elections and Registration, reported few issues early today. Boren said some Rick Santorum supporters wanted to place campaign signs within 150 feet of St. Peter United Methodist Church, 6541 Moon Road, which isn’t allowed. The precinct manager told the supporters the signs must be at least 150 feet away from the building.
Boren said someone at Edgewood Baptist Church, 3564 Forrest Road, wanted to conduct an exit poll inside the precinct. That person was told he had to be at least 25 feet away from the building to conduct his poll.
Boren expects a total turnout of about 7 percent, or 7,000 voters, including 1,359 who already voted early.
Born 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.