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The problem was initially affecting the entire county, but as of lunchtime was only impacting some precincts.
Jerry Hudspeth, 73, of Johns Creek, said he went to vote Monday morning at the Johns Creek Library. Hudspeth said he and about 40 other people stood in line for 20 minutes and the line didn’t budge.
A poll worker came out and said they were having problems with the internet. Most people left, Hudspeth said. He came back to vote later, around 11:45 a.m., and said the line seemed to be moving.
“Fulton County has had months to prepare for this and told everybody to vote early,” Hudspeth said. “It was very disappointing.”
Amy Dosik of Sandy Springs said she encountered similar problems when she went to vote around 8:30 a.m. at the North Fulton County Government Center on Roswell Road. Dosik said she was about the 20th person in line, but there were many more people behind her.
Poll workers came out and began asking voters to fill out paper absentee ballots. According to Dosik, the poll workers said that the electronic voting machines were on, but they weren’t loading the list of registered voters.
Dosik said that she was able to cast her ballot and she didn’t see any voters turned away. She added that there was a poll monitor present, which was “encouraging to see.”
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In-person early voting in Georgia ends Nov. 2.