Clay County reports a “somewhat light” turnout in absentee and early voting for the 2014 primaries, but Supervisor of Elections Chris Chambliss says he still hopes for a strong turnout.
“I think we’re going to see somewhere in the twenty percentile,” Chambliss tells WOKV News. “Whether that’s going to be the low twenties or mid-twenties is yet to be determined.”
He says in a gubernatorial primary, he looks to see somewhere in the mid-twenties for a total turnout in Clay.
Chambliss thinks the Clay County School Board elections could be some of the biggest races bringing out the crowds on Tuesday. Janice Kerekes in District 1 and Tina Bullock in District 3 are both seeking re-election with challengers. Lisa Graham has retiring from District 5, and her son is among three candidates running to replace her.
Clay County voters will also choose between seven Republican candidates running for two seats on the County Commission, which now has a projected $2 million deficit.
The candidates for District 2: Wayne Bolla and Patricia Kolosky. For District 4: Abbie Andrews, Ronnie Coleman, Steven Johnson, Gavin Rollins and Clu Wright.
Chambliss’ message to the voters of Clay County: “Grab a friend, come to the polls, and take part in this great process.”