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Old 10-29-2012, 07:27 AM
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I went to Gwinnett/Snellville location today around noon...the line was wrapped around the building & there was a 5 hour wait! There were people still in line who had been there since 7AM. I left...I will try again on Monday. I think the large crowd was due to it being the last Saturday for early voting.
I don't get it. It never takes that long to vote on election day, even before early voting existed. What's the point?
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:57 AM
 
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I don't get it. It never takes that long to vote on election day, even before early voting existed. What's the point?

I know. I think though, with early voting, only a few polling locations are open. And with the campaigns making great efforts to get people to vote early, a lot of people are doing just that. So I think you have a large number of people crowding into 3 or 4 voting centers, thus causing the long lines and long waits. But I agree, waiting 5+ hours kinda defeats the purpose!
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:31 AM
 
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But that is weird that Dekalb and Fulton lines are moving and Gwinett is taking hours. There was only 1 location last week. One has to ask.... Is this a republican leaning county engaged in discouraging voters by limiting polling locations and polling booths? I am just saying. One of my friends went yesterday who also left because the line was wrapped around the building. Georgia is not even near being a swing state, so I don't know why they would go through the trouble.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:22 PM
 
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I went to the Tax building on Memorial Drive in Decatur today... no wait.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:42 PM
 
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But that is weird that Dekalb and Fulton lines are moving and Gwinett is taking hours. There was only 1 location last week. One has to ask.... Is this a republican leaning county engaged in discouraging voters by limiting polling locations and polling booths? I am just saying. One of my friends went yesterday who also left because the line was wrapped around the building. Georgia is not even near being a swing state, so I don't know why they would go through the trouble.

Why would a county that leans one way or the other try to discourage anyone from voting unless the people who make the decisions are the minority party in the county?
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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1 hour and 17 minutes in Sandy Springs at 430pm.
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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I went back today to the Norcross center...was in & out in 30 minutes

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I went to Gwinnett/Snellville location today around noon...the line was wrapped around the building & there was a 5 hour wait! There were people still in line who had been there since 7AM. I left...I will try again on Monday. I think the large crowd was due to it being the last Saturday for early voting.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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I went to the Tax building on Memorial Drive in Decatur today... no wait.
Me too, no line at all around 8:30 am. Took longer to get over there than it did to actually vote.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:03 AM
 
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I did early voting in Fulton and it took about 40-45 minutes. I think all the early voting is over now and have the Big Tuesday (11/6). Too bad the polling places had such huge wait times.

Sheesh, it sounds like Gwinnett should have had more than 1 location for early voting considering its overall population of registered voters. I guess this is all run at the county level and some county staff have it more together than others??

I am glad they had it as I couldn't get to vote this Tuesday on election day. It is indeed disappointing hearing that some people waited way over an hour or so. I couldn't have waited more than 2 hours max due to work/scheduling obligations.

And if you cannot get out (or be in the area at the time), the second best option other than early voting would be absentee ballot voting, but you have to request this way in advance.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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I know. I think though, with early voting, only a few polling locations are open. And with the campaigns making great efforts to get people to vote early, a lot of people are doing just that. So I think you have a large number of people crowding into 3 or 4 voting centers, thus causing the long lines and long waits. But I agree, waiting 5+ hours kinda defeats the purpose!
I think they also underestimated the number of people who wanted to do early voting and thus there weren't enough poll workers.

When I voted there were about 20 open machines, but there were only a few workers to check people in. The line would have moved much faster if there'd been a way to get past that choke point.

Still, we got through in about 3 hours, which is not as bad as it has been sometimes.
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