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Early voting sees 3 percent voter turnout
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Early voting for the city of Conyers election saw 3 percent of registered active voters cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 3 election.

Out of 6, 163 active registered voters, 201 voters – or 3 percent – cast their ballots during the early voting period which ended Oct. 30, according to the Rockdale County Board of Elections and Registration, which is running the election on behalf of the city of Conyers.

Out of those 201 early voters, 178 voted in person and 23 cast their ballot by mail.

The board of elections earlier projected a turnout of about 10 percent of active registered voters.

"Eight percent of the active registered voters in Conyers participated in the 2007 Conyers general election. By comparison, 60 percent of registered voters in Conyers voted in last year’s presidential election," said a Board of Election report released on Wednesday.

In the city-wide mayor’s race, incumbent Mayor Randal Mills and challenger Kathy Harvey are on the ballot. District 2 Post 1 Councilman Chris Bowen, the incumbent, and challengers Don Williamson and Tony Adams are on the ballot for the District 2 Post 1 seat. Incumbent District 1 Councilman Cleveland Stroud is running unchallenged.

The two polling places for city voters on Nov. 3 are at the Conyers United Methodist Church at 921 North Main Street for the Conyers Precinct and at Pine Street Elementary School, 960 Pine Street, for the Olde Towne Precinct.