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Neighbors Growing Together | Nov 26, 2014

Absentee ballots top 1,800 for election thus far in county

By BROOKS TAYLOR, Mt. Pleasant News | Oct 26, 2010

It is only going to get busier for the staff at the Henry County Auditor’s Office as the election approaches.

Andrea Cook, a clerk in the audtior’s office, said Monday’s traffic “was pretty steady” but with just one week remaining until the Nov. 2 general election, chances are traffic may become hectic instead of steady.

As of Monday noon, the office had received requests for 1,808 absentee ballots, a figure Cook said was “large for a non-presidential election.” In the last non-presidential election (2006), the office received requests for approximately 1,800 absentee ballots.

While this year’s number of requests will not top that of the 2010 election (3,780 requests), it is a certainty the figure will break the 2,000 barrier.

For more on this story, see the October 27 issue of the Mt. Pleasant News.

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