The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Eager Georgia voters swarmed to polling places Monday morning for the start of three weeks of early voting before Election Day. Voters filled parking lots and waited in lines to lock in their choices in advance of Nov. 3. Even before voting sites opened, voters wrapped around buildings and prepared for delays.
Technical problems held up voters at Georgia’s largest early voting site at State Farm Arena, said Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin. Lines stopped when voters received an “invalid card” error when inserting green voter access cards into voting computers.
Gwinnett officials said high voter interest caused lines, with some people already waiting at 4 a.m., three hours before polls opened. There were no technical issues reported in Gwinnett.
Early voting in Georgia. Not even 7:00 am and it looks like I’ll be in line for awhile. It’s worth it. VOTE!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/uDM7XgRrEE
— Helen Williams (@hmwsports) October 12, 2020
LIVE UPDATES: Huge crowds take advantage of early voting in Georgia https://t.co/4O4aSyffOs
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) October 12, 2020
— Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) October 12, 2020
Eager Georgia voters are swarming to polling places this morning for start of three weeks of early voting before Election Day. Long lines are forming outside some voting sites & elex officials expect record-setting turnout this cycle. #gapol https://t.co/uTuLEHZORR
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) October 12, 2020
— Ben Siegel (@benyc) October 12, 2020
In 2016, just over 200,000 Georgians voted by mail in the general election, but this year, already 410,000 absentee ballots have been returned, and there are still 22 days until those ballots are due.https://t.co/zWsnuzING1
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) October 12, 2020