Nearly 45 percent of the active voters in Oconee County already have cast their ballots on the eve of tomorrow’s election.
By the end of early voting on Friday, 9,399 persons had voted at the Civic Center on Hog Mountain Road or the Board of Elections and Registration Office in Watkinsville, according to Carole Amos, deputy registrar.
The Board of Elections and Registration had received another 661 mailed absentee ballots, Amos said just before noon today. The county mailed out 921 absentee ballots.
Oconee County had 22,407 active voters by Oct. 9, the end of voter registration. Another 1,727 inactive voters remain on the rolls and are eligible to vote if they demonstrate they live at the address under which they are registered.
For more information on voting, including a rough projection on the percentage Mitt Romney will get in the final tally, go to Oconee County Observations.