Voters in Cedartown and Rockmart more than doubled the first day numbers in early voting for the Presidential Preference Primary on Tuesday.

The Polk County Board of Elections reported this morning that 77 voters cast a ballot on Tuesday in Cedartown, and another 42 voters cast a ballot in Rockmart to close out the second day of early voting.

That brings the overall tally to 134 votes cast in Cedartown and 76 cast in Rockmart’s precinct.

The number of absentee ballots by mail requested increased to a total of 96 on Day 2 of early voting, jumping by seven new requests. Eight more ballots were returned, bringing that total up to 9 on Tuesday.

The polls are open through the rest of the week at the Nathan Dean Community Center at 605 Goodyear Ave., Rockmart, and the Goodyear Civic Center at 108 Prior St., Cedartown.

Both precincts are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Early voting continues today through March 8 on weekdays and two special Saturday voting periods ahead of the March 12 Presidential Primary Day. Voters will need to bring a photo ID with them to cast a ballot.

Saturday voting is being split this year between the two precincts. Early voting on Saturday, February 24 is being held in Cedartown at the Goodyear Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The following Saturday on March 2, voters will be able to cast a ballot in Rockmart at the Nathan Dean Community Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well.

Along with the split schedule for Saturdays, extra hours are being provided on two Friday dates. In Rockmart, voters can come up to 7 p.m. on February 23, and in Cedartown on March 1 the hours will be extended to 7 p.m. as well.

Check back for more on numbers of ballots cast with regular updates about early voting through March 12.

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