Elections Director Janine Eveler has said staffing issues prevented her office from opening more advance voting sites for the runoff. Cobb is the only major metro county to drastically reduce the number of sites from the general election.
“Between COVID, the workload, and the holidays, we have simply run out of people,” Eveler said, according to a statement Wednesday. “Many workers told us they spent three weeks working 14- or 15-hour days and they will not do that again. We simply don’t have time to bring in and train up more workers to staff the number of locations we had for November.”