Valdosta Daily Times

April 26, 2014

Ready for early voting?


The Valdosta Daily Times

VALDOSTA — While the primary election remains about three weeks away, your neighbor may be deciding the election’s outcome as early as tomorrow.

If you’re registered to vote, you can, too.

Early voting starts Monday in the primary races for county and state offices.

It’s an important election for the region. Some long-time officials have stepped aside from their traditional roles to either take a break from area politics or to seek a different office. These changes will likely mark changes for Lowndes County and South Georgia’s future.

This primary will also decide who will be running as the Republican and Democratic nominees for state offices as well as in congressional districts and for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Ga. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

Voter participation is key in deciding who will decide the region’s future in the coming years.

If you’re a registered voter and feel you know all you need to know about the candidates, early voting is ready for you. If you feel you need more time to better know the candidates and their stances on issues, take some time and vote at a later date during the early voting period or wait for the primary election day of May 20.

Just remember to vote. Even one vote can make the difference between your preferred candidate’s winning or losing a race.