Kristi Royston, Gwinnett’s elections supervisor, said the county would add the Lawrenceville fairgrounds as an early voting location. The fairgrounds will provide room for more machines, and space to spread out amid social distancing recommendations during the coronavirus pandemic.
Three traditional early voting locations that had been closed throughout this year because their size makes social distancing difficult will be opened, with spacing expected to allow fewer people inside at a time than in the past.
The early voting locations, in addition to the main elections office and the county fairgrounds, are at Bogan Park, Dacula Park, George Pierce Park, Lenora Park, Lucky Shoals Park, Mountain Park Park and Shorty Howell Park.
Royston said the county would urge people to go to the fairgrounds, where there is more space than at any other location.
In addition to early voting, Royston said she expects an increase in voting by mail. Tuesday evening, Royston said she had received more than 105,000 requests for absentee ballots.
The county will have ballot drop boxes available, including one at each of the early voting locations and at each of the county’s 15 libraries.