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'I'm glad it was allowed': Bibb County one of few Central Georgia locations to offer Saturday voting

All Georgia Counties will offer early voting for the U.S. Senate runoff from November 28 - December 2.

MACON, Ga. — Starting Monday November 28, all Georgia counties will offer early voting for the U.S Senate runoff race between Democratic Incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. 

However, depending on the county you live in, some Georgians got a head start.

That's after a recent court ruling allowing Saturday early voting. 

Folks in Bibb County had the opportunity to make their decisions Saturday, with people starting to line up an hour prior to the opening to ensure their vote counted.

As of 3:30 p.m., 1,117 people voted in Bibb County. Lines were wrapped around the building with eager voters like Izrael Dubois.

"We got out here at 10 this morning, and there was a really big line," says Dubois.

The county opened one polling location at their Board of Elections office on Pio Nono Avenue.

Baldwin, Crawford, Macon, and Hancock counties were the only others to offer the option in Central Georgia

"I think early voting is needed, I'm glad it was allowed," he says

Dubois says he recently moved but was home for the holiday, and with work this was the best time for him to make sure his vote counted. 

"A lot of young people we're working, we're busy young professionals," he adds.

This wasn't just good for young voters.

"Its important, not just for the young folks but to us seniors," says Brenda Little Carswell.

Carswell says she always votes early and this time was no different. She came out with her grandson to make sure he voted before going back to college.

"With the polls closing at 5, you don't get a chance to get here and get voting, we want everyone to come out here and vote," she says.

She says despite the quick decision for Bibb County to open the polls, her voting experience was easy.

"Very nice, very comfortable. In and out very quick, no problems at all," she says.

Early Voting in all other counties is from Monday, November 28 until Friday, December 2.

If you plan to vote absentee, the last day to request a ballot is Monday.

Election day is December 6.


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