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Sunday voting offered for first time in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Augusta-Richmond County will begin offering Sunday advance voting for the November election cycle.

"We will be open Sunday, October 26th from 11 until 4 for anyone who may want to come down and cast their ballot," said Lynn Bailey.

That's the first time the Augusta elections director can say that in her tenure, after a recent vote by the elections board to expand advance voting.

"Georgia law already gives boards of elections around the state discretion to add to the already mandated times for advance voting, based on what they feel like best services their areas," said Bailey.

Bailey said Augusta-Richmond County will now be one of a handful of places across the state allowing this new, extended opportunity.

Though it's only one extra day for voting, Bailey said they're hoping the Sunday opportunity will turn out to be very successful.

"This is the first time we will have had Sunday voting here, as a trial run, so we will be opening it just at the main office," said Bailey. "We'll bring in extra voting equipment in anticipation of crowds, so we'll just see how it goes."

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