With only 6 weeks until the General Election, the local political machines are hard at work with one central focus and that is getting their base of voters out to the polls on Election Day.
Tuesday night in Centre, the Cherokee County Democrat Club met at their local campaign headquarters with a large and enthusiastic crowd and Etowah County Probate Judge Bobby Junkins as guest speaker.
Junkins encouraged the local Democrat candidates to talk about the local issues and how they can work to resolve those. He encouraged them to get folks registered and to the polls on Election Day.
Then an hour later, the Cherokee County Republicans held a ribbon cutting at their local campaign headquarters on Main Street in Centre with an over flow crowd of more than 90 supporters in attendance.
The local candidates addressed the crowd and then Probate Judge Kirk Day delivered a rousing address to encourage the candidates and supporters to keep working hard through Election Day to get the voters to the polls.
So the next six weeks promises to bring plenty of political speeches, ads, forums in several communities and discussions over coffee at local restaurants.
The General Election is Tuesday, November 4th.