Forsyth topping Cherokee in advance voting

Northside balloting in Georgia’s March 1 Presidential Preference Primary is described as rather slow so far as some voters are apparently sitting on their hands.

Cherokee County Elections and Voter Registration Director Kim Stancil said that as of Tuesday morning, 677 in-person early votes had been cast, with 593 absentee ballots mailed out, a slower pace than in 2012.

By contrast, Forsyth County elections head Barbara Luth said early voting there was outpacing four years ago, with 2,042 casting ballots in-person and nearly 800 absentee ballots given out.

Both expect voting to pick up next week with expanding hours/locations and said they thought some voters were waiting until the last minute, both to ensure that they don’t opt for candidates who might drop out and to see the results of the Feb. 20 South Carolina presidential primary.