ATLANTA — After more than 2.5 million Georgians turned out to vote early in the 2022 midterm elections, polling stations across the state saw a steady stream of people voting in person on Election Day.
Many polling places report little or no waiting time to cast their ballots.
All eyes are on Georgia in this election, with a senate race that will determine the balance of power in Congress and a rematch that has sparked national interest between incumbent Governor Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams.
Here are the latest:
DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections will extend voting hours until 7:40 p.m. at the Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church at 3142 Lawrenceville Highway in Tucker.
All voters who arrive at the Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church by 7:40 pm on Election Day will be allowed to cast their ballots, even if lines are formed.
Fulton County election officials said the first results they will release will include early voting, followed by mail-in absentees, and Election Day.
If you’re watching GA tonight (something new this year), be prepared for a massive vote early on. A “clarification” in the GA Act allows counties to begin counting early votes at 7 a.m. Many of the 2.5 million early votes could be uploaded minutes after voting closes at 7pm #
— Justin Gray (@JustinGrayWSB) November 8, 2022
DeKalb County Elections Officials will extend voting hours at Solid Rock AME Church to 7:39 p.m.
All voters arriving at the church at 4065 Snapfinger Road by 7:39 p.m. will be allowed to cast their ballots, even if a line has formed.
Keisha Smith, Executive Director of DeKalb VRE, said: “Overall, we have had a relatively smooth Election Day so far and look forward to quickly addressing any issues that may affect voters voting today.”
Georgia constituencies are processing voters in about 49 seconds, according to the Office of the Secretary of State.
So we wait 2 minutes on average across the state. Again, that means zero wait time for most places. The county is still processing voters in about 49 seconds.
— Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) November 8, 2022
State officials estimate it could hit 2 million Election Day voters, in addition to the 2.5 million Georgians who have already voted early.
Yesterday, a judge agreed to have a private courier deliver the over 100 Cobb County absentee ballots that were not delivered the next day because 1,000 ballots were not delivered.Voters must have ballots by 5 p.m.
Two Cobb County precincts will remain open after 7:00 p.m. due to the delayed start of the general election. Ben Robertson Community Center’s Kennesaw 3A District hours have been extended to 7:45 PM. In-person voting will be accepted until 7:06 p.m. during Oregon 03 District hours of operation at the Fair Oaks Community Center.
Georgia Secretary of State’s Office Gabriel Sterling said in a tweet that the average time to vote in Georgia is about three minutes before noon. There is no waiting time at most polling places.
Two election workers were fired in Johns Creek about 15 minutes before the polls started after a mother and son exchanged “concern” posts on social media. did not reveal
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