Georgia showed up to vote!
October 12, marked the first day of early voting in Georgia, and evidently, the state got the memo; smashing the previous first day of early voting record of 91,000 votes set in 2016 by 37,000 with a total of over 128,000 votes cast!
Despite hours-long lines and some of the temporary closure of some of the polling centers for the holiday, over 128,000 Georgians cast their vote Monday on the first day of early voting.
On Monday, voters took to social media to reveal the long lines in which they were forced to late. In Gwinnett County in Atlanta, two of the polling locations had lines over three hours. Election officials have dismissed accusations of voter suppression, as well as technical failures, instead, have contributed the extended queues to the sheer volumes of Georgian voters. Some of which, were still waiting outside the voting stations as of 10 pm.
Early voting continues in Georgia until October 30, in which Georgians can cast their vote at any of their county polling centers. However, on Election Day, November 3, Georgians must vote from their assigned voting place.
For a complete list of voting locations in Atlanta, visit the city council website.