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October 30--  Advance voting for the November 6th general election has been going on since October 15 and area voting offices report a good turnout.

About 20% of Toombs County's registered voters have already voted or been sent absentee ballots.  In Montgomery County, the number is 22% and it's 24% in Treutlen County.

In addition to the the presidential race, voters are choosing a congresman for the 12th Congressional District between Democrat incumbent John Barrow and Republican challenger Lee Anderson.

Statewide voters will decide if they want constitutional amendments on state charter schools and allowing the state to enter into multi-year leases for real estate.

In Toombs County, there's a contested race for Tax Commissioner between incumbent Democrat Julie Hart Newsome and Republican challenger Brenda O'Neal Williams.

There are four contested local races in Montgomery County.  The Sheriff's race is between Mount Vernon Police Chief Calvin Burns on the Democrat ticket versus Republican Ladson O'Connor.

Incumbent Democrat Tax Commissioner Loretta Lane is opposed by Republican Toby O'Neal.

Two contested races for County Commisioner are between Democrat Dorothy Days and Republican Frank Brantley for the Post One, District Three seat.  The Post Two seat in District Three is between incumbent Democrat Clarence Thomas and Republican Tommy Byrd.

Advance voting continues until five p.m. Friday, November 2.  Voters who don't vote in advance can vote between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 6.