Georgia Sees Long Lines As Early Voting Begins

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.