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Clarke County BOE Chair on Expanded Early Voting Hours in Athens

Athens Messenger
File: Voters in line.

Low voter turnout in Athens-Clarke has led to expanded early voting hours at three locations next week. Thursday, the Board of Elections voted to extend hours at the downtown location on East Washington Street from 7 am until 7 pm Monday, October 31st through Thursday, November 3rd. A second vote extended hours at the Lyndon House and Miriam Moore Community Center from 9 am until 7 pm Monday and Tuesday.

Board of Elections Chairman Rocky Raffle said the change was made to accommodate more workers who could not make it to the polls during work hours. He says the changes come after extensive public comment.

He also wanted to acknowledge the efforts of poll workers who will be carrying the burden of those extra hours.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!