The board delayed a decision on the issue until next month.
“I’m one of those folks that strongly feels that voting should be made as easy and accessible as possible for everybody,” Tillman told the crowd. “I think you all will be pleasantly surprised once the board votes and makes a decision on where that location is.”
Across the congressional district, which covers parts of Cobb, DeKalb and Fulton counties, eight early voting sites were available before the April 18 election.
DeKalb residents, many of whom supported Ossoff, said additional voting sites would increase turnout. They sought at least one more location in Brookhaven, Chamblee or Tucker before the runoff.
Residents in Cobb, which is a more Republican area, have said they’ll also seek more early voting opportunities in an effort to boost support for Handel.
“People are excited to vote. They’re excited in a way I’ve never seen before in my life,” said Rich Levy, a Brookhaven resident. “Let’s reward that excitement if possible” by making it easier to cast ballots other than on Election Day.
More than 25 percent of the voters in the special election — nearly 55,000 — cast early ballots before last week's special election. Turnout reached 43 percent, with 193,483 people participating.
The DeKalb Elections Board plans to vote on an additional voting site during its next meeting May 11.