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Early voting off to a slow start

Vote now through March 17

POSTED: February 28, 2017 1:29 p.m.
By Alena Cowley/

An early voting sign marks the site at the Bryan County Administrative Complex at 66 Captain Matthew Freeman Drive, just off Ga. Hwy. 144. The county's other early voting site is the county courthouse at 42 North Courthouse Street in Pembroke.

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Voting machines are ready, but Bryan County Elections Supervisor Cindy Reynolds said, so far, there hasn’t been much turnout.

Early voting started Monday and runs through March 17 for the March 21 referendums.

“We had 17 vote in Richmond Hill and four in Pembroke yesterday,” Reynolds said Tuesday morning.

Voters countywide are asked to decide whether or not to allow Bryan County Schools to issue bonds up to $100 million to build new schools, a measure that also would require a 1.5 mill tax increase on property owners to help pay for the bonds. Voters are also being asked to renew the education Special-Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or ESPLOST.

Pembroke residents will also decide if the city should allow Sunday liquor by the drink alcohol sales in the city and packaged alcohol sales by retailers.

There are two early voting sites, the Bryan County Administrative Building, located at 66 Captain Matthew Freeman Drive in Richmond Hill and the Bryan County Commissioners meeting room in the courthouse, located at 42 North Courthouse Street in Pembroke.

Voters need to bring a government-issued identification card.

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