“They’re volunteering and are in close quarters all day, wearing masks. It can’t be very comfortable for them," Kramer said. "So I thought they deserved some love.”
Two days later, he heard there was still a wait outside the library, so he decided to bring another 25 burgers. Libby Pollock and her kids were among those waiting in the line, which wrapped around the building.
“I heard a voice say, ‘Anyone want a free burger?’” she said.
Pollock took a picture of Kramer, who donned a face mask, holding a box full of burgers before he began to hand them out. She posted it to the Dunwoody Area Restaurant Reviews page on Facebook, where it has since amassed more than 750 reactions.
During the first few days of early voting, DeKalb County officials said lines reached up to 90 minutes at some locations. While neighboring Cobb, Fulton and Gwinnett counties saw much longer lines, county election officials have voiced concerns that line length could increase the last few days of early voting and on election day, which is Nov. 3.
Pollock said she was able to move through the Dunwoody Library line in roughly half an hour to vote. This week, voting times at the library — and most of the county — have been less than 30 minutes.
“I think I’m the only one I know who waited in line. I picked the wrong time ... actually I picked the right time because we all got burgers,” she said.
Kramer said this likely won’t be the last time he brings food to the polls, but he doesn’t want residents to vote just to get a free burger. He said he just wants to make the wait a little more pleasant.
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