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Local voters relish opportunity to cast ballot
Turnout nearly 75 percent
Preston Weeks, 19, fills out a voting card Tuesday morning at Gainesville First United Methodist Church as he joined more than 100 other voters shortly after the polls opened to cast his ballot.
For Susan M. Boyd, it wasn’t about the candidates. After an eye-opening trip to Tanzania, casting her ballot on Election Day was an act of patriotism that brought tears to her eyes. “I get emotional talking about it,” Boyd said, wiping a tear away.