The elections office reported that 488 people showed up to cast their ballot at the County Administration Building, 12 E. Fourth Ave.
County Elections Supervisor Evon Billups was excited by the turnout and said that the inclusion of the presidential election always brings out more voters than usual.
“We’re glad to see the turnout,” Billups said. “It means at least people are taking an interest in voting for whatever reason.”
Voters in Floyd County will also decide the 14th Congressional District seat, two County Commission posts, a county school board post, the sheriff slot, the clerk of court office and the 12th State House District seat.
“We kind of expected it to be like this,” Billups said. “We had a lot of people come in last week asking about early voting and we felt like we had a pretty good number that were going to come in.”
Early voting will continue through Nov. 2 on the second floor of the County Administration Building from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.
A second universal polling precinct will open from Oct. 29-Nov. 2 in the Rome Civic Center on Jackson Hill.
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Floyd County General Election Contested Races
Most Floyd County races are down to a single candidate de-cided in the July 31 primaries. The following seats are contested in the Nov. 6 general election:
U.S. Congress, District 14
(Covers Floyd, Chattooga, Polk, Gordon, Walker, Dade, Ca-toosa, Whitfield, Murray, Haralson and Paulding counties)
Democrat: Daniel “Danny” Grant
Republican: Tom Graves (I)
State House, District 12
(Covers all of Chattooga and the western half of Floyd County)
Democrat: Barbara Massey Reece (I)
Republican: Eddie Lumsden
Floyd County Clerk of Court
Democrat: Barbara Penson (I)
Republican: Mark McAllister
Floyd County Sheriff
Democrat: Tim Burkhalter (I)
Republican: Cary Cooper
Floyd County Commission Post 2
Democrat: Gary D. Harrell
Republican: Garry E. Fricks (I)
Floyd County Commission Post 3
Democrat: Richard C. Garrett
Republican: Irwin Bagwell (I)
Floyd County School Board District 2
(Model and Johnson communities)
Democrat: Everett Ballard
Republican: David Cox (I)