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Experts predict average-to-low voter turnout

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ATLANTA (WTOC) -

Experts are predicting average-to-low turnout for the earliest primary in state history, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In Georgia's 2010 midterm primary, just over 1 million of the state's voters cast a ballot - or about 22 percent.

Early voting numbers were strong, however. The early voting period ended Friday with more than 239,000 ballots cast, 26,000 more early voters than four years ago.

Last year a federal judge ordered the state to move up its federal primary to allow for at least 45 days of absentee voting by military and overseas voters in any runoffs for federal office. Gov. Nathan Deal then signed legislation in January to put state and county offices on the same schedule.

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