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Blog: Advance voting – in and out in 20 minutes
by Everett Catts
October 26, 2012 02:23 PM | 1929 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print

This morning I voted at the Buckhead Library on Buckhead Avenue. When my wife Maggie and I arrived at 10:45 a.m., the line was out the door and all the way to the end of the building, but it took only 20 minutes to get through it and vote.

We had no problems with filling out the proper paperwork or with the voting machines. The only issue I saw was there were five people helping voters as they came into the room where everyone cast their ballots but plenty of empty voting booths. Maybe it was possible for Fulton County staff members and volunteers to move voters through the process a bit faster. Nevertheless, the experience was a good one, quick and easy.

Before I got there, I did not know what to expect. I, like other members of the media, have been getting three email updates each day on the number of people voting early in Fulton County. Last week, during the first week of advance voting, 30,248 people cast their ballots, according to the county. In the first two days of advance voting this week, about the same number of Fulton residents voted, so I thought maybe the line would be longer today.

Visit www.fultonelections.com for more information on the election.

Did you vote early? What was your voting experience like? We welcome your comments on the issue.

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