Elbert County: shopping while voting

Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder has a ballot-drop box located inside the Walmart in Elizabeth. (SOS photo)
Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder has a ballot-drop box located inside the Walmart in Elizabeth. (SOS photo)

Twin airbed mattresses are on sale for $7.97 at the Walmart in Elizabeth and as an added bonus, Elbert County shoppers can drop off their ballots for Tuesday’s primary election.

The local Walmart and the Elbert County clerk have teamed up to make it easier for citizens to vote. So far, no one’s voted ’til they’ve dropped but the concept has proved pretty pretty popular.

“We love it,” said Mark Hernandez, the assistant store manager. “It makes us more of a community store. ”

Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder and his elections director Rhonda Braun said voters enjoy the convenience.

“About 22 percent of our ballots come from the drop box,” Schroeder said. “Walmart has just been very good to work with.”

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