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Speak Out: Long Lines for Early Voters

Did you vote early? How long did you have to wait in line?

Snellville residents who voted early at the Centerville Community Center faced long, long wait times, sometimes over six hours. 

According to My Fox Atlanta, part of the problem was that there were only three computers that could verify names and addresses on Saturday. As of Monday, there are now five. Despite the low temperatures and strong wind, the lines still extended well past the building today. 

Fortunately, the wait time is down to 90 minutes. 

Have you already voted? What was your experience like? Tell us in the comments!

George Wilson October 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
It would be nice if we could vote by the internet or a mail ballot.
vfearnot4 October 29, 2012 at 10:49 PM
I voted on Saturday at this location... I arrived at 11 a.m. and did not cast my vote until 7:08 p.m. From the moment that I arrived, there was a line completely wrapped around the building. The poll workers and volunteer police officers were not helpful in assisting voters find their way to the starting point of the lines. Many newcomers walked around the entire building before other voters in line helped to direct the "would be" voters to the start of the line (in the presence of poll workers and police staff). The signage was very poor and gave no real direction either. The experience was daunting in an era where there is so much technology...it began to feel as if there was no urgency to get voters in and out. I am happy that most of the voters stayed for the long haul and made their voice heard...even if it took 8 hours.
Crystal Huskey (Editor) October 29, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Wow! Thanks for sharing. I bet that was miserable.

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