• Some early voters complain of ballot issues


    FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Some Georgia voters said they are worried about the early ballots they cast in the upcoming election. 

    This was the first and only Saturday voters could cast ballots early for the November election.

    Channel 2’s Steve Gehlbach uncovered some problems at one northeast Atlanta polling place. Almost 3,000 voters have already cast ballots in Fulton County. One hundred and twenty-five people came to the Peachtree Hills Recreation Center Saturday to early vote.

    Two of the voters said they had problems.

    "I don't think a lot of people would even know. If I wasn't looking for one particular person, I wouldn't have known I voted in the wrong district probably,” said voter Adrian Rosen.

    Rosen said it took more than 20 minutes at the early voting site to get the right ballot. His wife got the correct one for district seven, but he got one for district eight, even though they live in the same house.

    “Take out his card and cancel it and issue a new one because he had the wrong ballot," Cam Rosen said.

    The couple now worries about the integrity of the entire voting process.

    "If people are filling out the wrong forms for the wrong districts, makes you wonder if they're even counting the stuff right. Puts a lot of doubt in your mind," Adrian said.

    Abid Haque, candidate for Atlanta City Council, hopes errors he's hearing about don't carry over to Election Day.

    "She registered three months before and voter status still says pending," Haque said.

    The Fulton County Director of Elections Rich Barron said he got reports of just two incidents Saturday at the polling site. He said he believes it was a data entry error and not a widespread issue.

    But Baron said every county just switched to new election software from the state and there are concerns all the data on voters may not have gotten transferred correctly. 

    "If it's happening to several of my friends, I'm sure it's probably happening around the city,” Baron said.

    A candidate for Board of Education told Gehlbach she went right in and voted at the same location without a problem.

    Early voting continues this week, Monday through Friday. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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