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Over 700 Vote Early In Cherokee

Friday is the last day to vote early in the Jan. 8 special election for the Georgia House District 21 and Senate District 21 seats.

The Cherokee County Elections and Voter Registration Office in downtown Canton has seen steady traffic of voters casting their ballots ahead of Tuesday's special election.  

As of midday on Thursday, 730 people have voted in the election, Cherokee County Elections Supervisor Janet Munda told Patch. 

That's compared to more than 500 people in Milton and other north Fulton communities who have voted in the special election to fill the Georgia Senate District 21 seat. 

Munda said 100 people alone voted at the office on Wednesday.

"It’s better than what I thought it would be," she said of the turnout so far.

Early voting will continue until today at 5 p.m. at the office, located at 400 East Main Street in Canton.

Friday is the last day voters can cast their ballots early at the office. The office's hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Voters in the state house district will choose between Republicans Scot Turner, Brian Laurens, Kenneth Mimbs and Democrat Natalie Bergeron.

Senate District 21 voters will have their choice of State Rep. Sean Jerguson (R-Holly Springs) or Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Brandon Beach. 

Only voters in the 29 out of 42 county precincts that cover both seats can cast ballots for the election.

Voters can click here to see which precincts will cast ballots in the election. 

The election scheduled for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 8, at those selected precincts. 

Munda said she's expecting a 5 percent turnout on Tuesday's election. 

"I would love to see 10 percent, but don’t think it will be that big of a turn out," she added. 

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