Nearly 500 provisional ballots had been used by 11 a.m. Tuesday. Sorenson did not have an updated number Tuesday evening, but believed it would likely be much higher.
He wasn't sure why such a large number of voters were going to incorrect precincts.
Around 6 p.m. — an hour before the close of voting — a poll worker was stopping voters outside the precinct at Norcross' Lucky Shoals Park to make sure they were at the right place. Inside a nearby gymnasium, well over 100 voters lined the perimeter of a basketball court, waiting to cast their ballots as youngsters played pick-up games.
Roughly the same number of voters were still waiting to vote 20 minutes after polls closed at 7 p.m.
All told, around 102,000 Gwinnett voters had cast Election Day ballots by 5 p.m. More than 166,000 residents of the county voted before Tuesday, more than doubling the early voting record set in 2008.
In addition to the contentious presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Gwinnett voters had plenty of important local races to decide upon. Among them are two county commission seats; a 1-cent sales tax for road, construction and infrastructure projects; and Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District.
Polls technically closed at 7 p.m. but people in line by that time are still allowed to vote.
Voting at one Gwinnett precinct, Sweetwater Middle School on Lawrenceville's Cruse Road, was extended to 7:12 p.m. after "a problem unlocking the polling units" delayed its opening Tuesday morning.