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Early voting in Clay County slow going according to officials

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By Travis Dockery

Editor / 389 Country

Clay County Board of Elections director Rebecca Hall described the early voting in Clay County as "slow." As of 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, Hall reported a total of 393 One Stop voters and 15 absentee by mail voters.

When broken down by party lines, 361 of the One Stop voters requested a Republican primary form while the other 32 voted on the Democrat side of the ballot. In the primary vote, voters must vote for the ticket of their registered party. Unaffiliated voters have the option to choose which party's primary they would like to vote in.

One Stop voting will continue until Saturday,

May 14 at 3 p.m. The Board of Elections will be

open for early voters 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

Those wishing to request an absentee ballot by mail must do so by 5 p.m. on May 10. Requests can be made in person on the Board of Elections office or online at

Primary election day is set for Tuesday, May 17. Polls will open at 6:30 a.m. and will remain open until 7:30 p.m.

The Clay County Board of Elections is located at 75 Riverside Circle in Hayesville. For more information, contact Director Rebecca Hall at 389-6812 or

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