“Everything went according to plan,” said Richard Barron, the Fulton County director of registration and elections. “I don’t think we could have done it any quicker.”
Fulton County has long had a reputation for slow election results, due both to the size of the county and the human errors that often seem to plague its reporting. Tuesday, a change in process led the first results to be posted about 30 minutes earlier than normal, Barron said. A lack of errors led to a relatively quick finish.
Barron said he made sure poll workers knew they had to stick around to close out machines, and had to get to one of the county’s five check-in centers to deliver their votes within two hours of the polls closing.
“It was a really smooth election,” he said. “If everything goes according to plan, you can get it done.”
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