A little more than 1,000, or about 2.2 percent of active registered voters, cast their ballots for the first day of early voting in Rockdale County for the November 4 general election.
Early voting started Monday, Oct. 13 and runs until Oct. 31.
About 492 voters cast their ballots in person on Monday and 582 mailed absentee ballots were turned in for a total of 10.74 ballots on the first day.
The precinct with the highest turnout on the first day was Stanton, with 3.17 percent or a total of 84 voters. The precinct with the lowest turnout was Magnet, with 1.04 percent or 26 voters total.
Absentee voting by mail started Sept. 19, and in-person early voting starts Oct. 13 at 1400 Parker Road; both run until Oct. 31.
The hours for in-person early voting are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday for Oct. 13-24 and 27-28. Saturday voting on Oct. 25 runs 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The hours extend longer 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. for Oct. 28-31.
For further information, contact the Rockdale Board of Elections/VR Office at 770-278-7333.