DeKalb County

Early voting underway in some Georgia counties

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that Georgia counties can allow early voting this Saturday, although voting is already underway in two counties.

“I’m super excited about this long line,” said voter Karen Horace to Channel 2′s Justin Wilfon. “I am thrilled that other people are here to exercise their votes.”

Horace is one of thousands of voters who turned out Wednesday for the first day of early voting in DeKalb County.

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DeKalb is the second county in the state, behind Douglas, to offer early voting for Georgia’s senate runoff race. Voting started Tuesday.

“It’s great,” said voter Salmon Shomade. “I wish more counties would do that. The goal should be to get more people to come out and vote.”

After bickering between the parties about when early voting should begin, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that early voting is permitted on Saturday.


That means many more Georgia counties will open up their polls in just a few days.

Keisha Smith, executive director of DeKalb Board of Registration and Elections said she is worried some voters might still be confused.

“With so much information, it can be confusing to our voters, so we encourage anyone that has a question about when, where, and how to vote in DeKalb County to visit our website,” Smith said.

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Confusion didn’t stop thousands of DeKalb voters from turning out on Wednesday.

“Vote early, vote often. That’s all I got,” said voter Amelie Horace, jokingly.

Voting in DeKalb will resume Saturday, with several locations open.


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