Cobb voters wait 2 hours to cast ballots on first day of early voting

The line just before noon Monday for early voting was about a two-hour wait, said Janine Eveler, Cobb County’s elections director.

This is the first day folks can vote early (ya know, to avoid long lines) for the 2018 midterm elections.

Two voters “were in distress due to heat,” Eveler said. They were taken to the front of the line so they could vote and get water. Cobb rescue workers responded, but no one was taken to the hospital.

Initially the county’s election office on Witlock Ave. in Marietta did not have enough barriers to properly queue the long line, but the parks department was called on to bring more, Eveler said.

This was the line about 2 p.m. in Cobb County on the first day of early voting for the 2018 midterm elections. (Courtesy of Sam Geer)

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Not only has this election drawn attention from across the nation, today is also the federal tax deadline, so residents are coming to pay their taxes but are getting confused about which line is which.

If you don’t feel like dealing with the lines at the county elections office, all the times and dates for other early voting locations in Cobb can be found here.

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In-person early voting in Georgia ends Nov. 2.

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