Hall County draws 56 percent of purebred voters
November 5, 2014 - Finding Carter
Turnout was solid during polling places opposite Hall County on Election Day as electorate expel ballots in rarely rival races for administrator and a U.S. Senate.
More than 44,300 ballots were expel in a county, for a audience of 56.19 percent.
“I’m flattering most confident with a sum series of electorate that incited out today,” pronounced Hall County Elections Director Charlotte Sosebee. “I wish it had been small bit higher. My prophecy was 60 to 65 percent.”
But audience was aloft this year than in a final midterm choosing cycle in 2010.
A small reduction than 44,000 ballots were expel that year for a audience of 56.04 percent.
In 2012, a presidential choosing year when audience is typically most higher, Hall County had 23,882 early voters, 2,931 mail-in/absentee ballots returned and 34,749 ballots expel on Election Day.
Total audience in 2012 was 70.09 percent.
Poll Manager Evelyn Crain pronounced audience was clever during a Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville.
That’s where Joseph Kelenfy, a Gainesville resident, pronounced he expel ballots for Republican possibilities given he is disturbed about a state of a economy.
Kelenfy pronounced dull sell space and a parsimonious pursuit marketplace encouraged him to opinion for domestic conservatives.
Kelenfy also pronounced he was encouraged to opinion given of how rival many races there were this year opposite a state, a perspective common by many electorate opposite Hall County notwithstanding their domestic affiliation.
It’s been a series of years given Democrats fielded possibilities with viable shots to win.
Gubernatorial claimant Jason Carter and U.S. Senate claimant Michelle Nunn benefited from a name-brand approval they brought to any campaign.
At a Fair Street Neighborhood Center, Martez Allen, a Gainesville resident, pronounced he voted for Carter and Nunn, in part, given he’s endangered about health caring and a state’s refusal to enhance Medicaid underneath a Affordable Care Act.
However, Allen pronounced he voted for Doug Collins over David Vogel in a 9th District U.S. House of Representatives race.
Meanwhile, Charity and Sada Wheeler pronounced they voted for Democrats adult and down a ballot.
Both pronounced they were desirous to support Carter and Nunn given any claimant had a legitimate possibility of winning.
At a aged East Hall library branch, Mike Accettura, a Vietnam veteran, pronounced he, too, was encouraged by a tighten races for administrator and U.S. Senate.
Accettura was one of about 250 electorate to expel ballots during a patrol by 1 p.m.
While Accettura pronounced he wasn’t lustful of some of a disastrous promotion from Republican candidates, he voted for Deal, Perdue and Collins given they represented a obtuse of dual evils.
“I was encouraged not to opinion for (Carter and Nunn),” he said.
Meanwhile, there were a few reports of problems with voting machines during a polling patrol in Chestnut Mountain, that stirred Sosebee to emanate a sign to electorate to double-check their ballot.
One internal voter contacted The Times to news his knowledge with an electronic voting appurtenance during a Chestnut Mountain Presbyterian Church.
“… The appurtenance we used during a patrol altered dual of my votes and had other problems scrolling by a ballot,” proprietor Ryan Smith wrote in an email. “The usually reason we held a altered votes was during a examination process.”
Sosebee pronounced she was wakeful of a problem.
“We have had some of a same calls from managers where this has happened though reminding them a electorate are given a final possibility to perspective their list before casting,” she added. “Other than that, we are intensely bustling with phone calls and visits in a bureau from electorate wanting to know where to vote.”
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s “My Voter Page” website crashed early Tuesday morning, and electorate opposite Georgia were incompetent to entrance information about where to expel their ballots.
Kemp tweeted a phone series for a state elections multiplication about 8:30 a.m., seeking people to call if they indispensable assistance anticipating their polling place.
The website was handling again by late morning but any glitches.