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Early voting ended Thursday with 2,873 early voters casting their ballots.

That serves as a warmup for the Primary Election which is this Tuesday, May 1. All of the county’s precincts will be open for voting from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. No voting will take place at the early voting room on Tuesday.

Early voting turnout was lower than expected by the Warren County Election Commission. However, election administrator Donna Smith said the last day was their busiest with 361 voters. The early voting average was 205 voters a day.

“These primary candidates need for voters to vote because if they don’t win Tuesday, they are finished for the year,” said Smith. “So for them, it is critical their supporters, or people who will vote for them, turn out instead of thinking I’ll just wait until next time because for some of them, unfortunately, there won’t be a next election where they will be on the ballot.”

While no candidates will be eliminated in the Republican Primary, several will in the Democratic Primary.

For Sheriff, Herb Rowland and Rodney Whiles are both seeking the Democratic nomination. Only one will advance.

For Register of Deeds, Terry Smith is looking to keep his job and faces Wes Williams. Only one will advance.

For Circuit Court Clerk, Melanie Milstead, Duane Sherrill and Casi Cantrell are seeking the Democratic nomination. Only one will advance.

Four Warren County Commission races will have candidates eliminated.

In the 1st District, Christy Ross, David Rhea and Sally Brock are seeking the Democratic nomination. Two advance.

In the 7th District, Susan Rogers, Tommy Savage and Gary C. Martin are seeking the Democratic nomination. Two advance.

In the 10th District, Gary Prater, Cole Taylor and Harold Hyatt, are seeking the Democratic nomination. Two advance.

In the 11th District, Mary Elizabeth Roller, Steve M. Glenn and Morris Bond are seeking the Democratic nomination. Two advance.

For those voting Tuesday, a photo ID is required. For information concerning precinct locations, contact the Warren County Election Commission at 473-5834.