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Voters Get a Head Start at the Polls

There were no long lines, exactly what early voters say they like to see. There were no long lines, exactly what early voters say they like to see.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The general presidential election is still more than nine months away, but today, Georgia voters got their first chance to cast their ballots in the presidential preference primary.

It's been pretty busy at polling places. But there were no long lines, exactly what early voters say they like to see.

Elizabeth Williams makes a point vote early every election "It's much easier you don't have to deal with the crowd," she said.

But she isn't the only one taking advantage of getting a whole week to cast a ballot rather then one day. "It's more convenient for my schedule as far as my work and school and so I wanted to come on my day off to come and vote," said Sefton Chance.

Board of Registrar Office worker Sandra Williams says more and more people are starting to vote early rather then wait. "I think everyone wants to take part in the electoral process and they are happy we have this service for them and so they can come in advance," said Williams.

And while people were voting, others are still on the campaign trail. At Barack Obama's office in Savannah, volunteers were calling to remind people to get out and vote. "We are encouraging them to get out and spread the word," said Rahsheim Wright.

And Hillary Clinton's volunteers were on the corner of Broughton and Bull Street answering questions and passing out flyers. "Just making sure everyone knows that advanced voting has started," said Melissa Vanzant.

Regardless whether you were at the polls or passing out information it was a busy first day. "Everyone is just very excited to select a presidential candidate," said Williams.

Early voting lasts until Friday February 1.

For more information on early voting, click here.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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