As voters took to the polls early Tuesday morning, many encountered polling locations where the voting machines had not been delivered yet or the machines simply were not functioning properly. These issues caused long lines and lots of frustration across the state.
Numerous polling locations across the state are staying open late to make up for the poor start to this primary election day. Fulton County is keeping their polling locations open until 9 p.m. Cobb and Dekalb will have several locations open later than 7 p.m.
In Gwinnett County, there were locations where the machines had not arrived by the time the polls opened, however, poll workers were able to issue emergency ballots to those early voters. Two Gwinnett polling locations will remain open a little longer. Beaver Ruin Baptist Church will remain open until 7:14 p.m. and Kanoheda Elementary is staying open until 7:20 p.m.
An election group, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law has asked a judge to keep twelve Gwinnett County polling locations open until 10 p.m.
The locations that the group has asked the judge to order remain open until 10 p.m. are the Duluth City Hall; the Gwinnett School of Math, Science & Technology; New Mercies Christian Church; Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church; Lanier High School; Mountain Park United Methodist Church; Dacula Activity Building; Sycamore Elementary School; Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources; Grace Baptist Church; Central Baptist Church; and Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.
Stayed tuned for your Georgia Primary Election News and Results.