Polls were open Saturday for early voting in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District, as the number of early voters continues to soar ahead of Election Day.
More than 75,000 votes had been cast as of Friday morning in the nationally watched runoff between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff, according to data from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. That includes both in-person voting as well as absentee mail-in ballots.
All three counties with areas in the 6th District, including Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton, will open select polling locations Saturday. Time and locations vary, but are available by calling each county’s election office or checking online.
Channel 2's Matt Johnson went to the East Cobb Government Services Center where voters said they waited in line for an hour and a half.
Around 1,300 people voted at the precinct Saturday on the busiest day of early voting in Cobb County.
Early voting for the runoff ends Friday, June 16.
How to vote early:
Check where to vote before you go. These are not your regular neighborhood polling places. The municipalities only open select sites during the early-voting period.
Use the Secretary of State Office’s personalized online “my voter page” to find more information and confirm your registration status.
Or call your local elections office to find early-voting locations or look for the “advance voting info” link under the elections tab of the Secretary of State Office’s.
Don’t forget to bring photo identification, which can include a Georgia driver’s license, even if it’s expired; a state-issued voter identification card; a valid U.S. passport; or a valid U.S. military photo ID.
No “ballot selfies” are allowed at the polls, so wait to snap a photo until you’re outside. It is illegal in Georgia to take pictures of a ballot or voting equipment, but the Secretary of State Office has said it has seen voters in previous elections post “ballot selfies” on social media — something that could get you in trouble with the law.
Information about local elections can also be found on the free “GA SOS” app for your smartphone via iTunes or Google Play for Android.
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Long lines form during early voting in Georgia's 6th District
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