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Early voting slow for judicial runoffs
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Early voting for today’s statewide runoffs has been light.
Gail Whitehead, supervisor of the Effingham County Elections and Registration Office, said 24 people have early voted in the two statewide runoffs.
Incumbent state Supreme Court Justice David Nahmias faces challenger Tammy Lynn Adkins for his seat on the state’s highest court, and Antoinette
“Toni” Davis and Chris McFadden are running for a seat on the state Court of Appeals. Both races are non-partisan.
Runoffs for other posts also are being conducted in other counties, but Effingham has no further runoffs on today’s ballot. All 21 polling places will be open from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
“We still have to man the polls and test the equipment,” Whitehead said. 
The elections office opened on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and six people came in to take part in early voting.
Turnout for the November general election was 45.7 percent, with 12,943 votes cast out of 28,236 eligible voters.