Voters complain about issues, delays at Fulton County polling place
FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Polling locations in Georgia have only been open for a few hours, but voters in one community say they are dealing with massive issues.
The issue impacted voters at the Chattahoochee Hills City Hall and Police Precinct in south Fulton County.
Voters who came to cast their ballots say they were being told they were registered in Cobb County, not Fulton.
"We got here this morning and when they scanned our license, it said we were in the wrong location and that we are registered to vote in Cobb County. I haven't lived in Cobb since I was 17 years old," voter Charles McCoy said with frustration.
McCoy says he has lived in South Fulton for 30 years and does not understand the confusion.
Fulton County elections officials say it was an isolated problem that has since been fixed. They're investigating to see if it was an issue with the poll pad equipment.
Every voter was offered a provisional ballot, but the situation left many frustrated.
"One voter decided to wait two hours for the problem to be resolved rather than using the provisional ballot," Charles McCoy said.
McCoy said another voter he was talking with was told that her husband had already voted.
"He hasn't voted. He's been standing here in the parking lot waiting for them to get it right," he said. "I mean, come on, man."
Election officials tell FOX 5 only about 20 voters were impact at the precinct.
There is still no official explanation as to why Fulton County residents were being told to vote in Cobb.
Fulton County elections board addresses voting challenges
The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections spent the day listening to voters whose status was challenge under Senate Bill 202.
One of those waiting to address the board was Alpharetta businessman Londzell Hardy. He says he had been voting using a PO Box address in the past, but he was one of 5,570 voters who were challenged in Fulton County for this Midterm Election.
"I went to go vote, surprisingly they told me that my voter privileges were taken away from me due to change of address," the business owner said.
Hardy had out-of-town business to attend later Tuesday in Chicago, but he dropped everything to prove he has a right to vote.
"Right now, I got a plane to catch at 4 'clock," he said. "I am not going to let anything take away my privilege to vote."
Voter Travis Emory Walker is a former parolee who had to prove himself too. He believes Senate Bill 202 gives individuals too much power and creates too many hurdles.
"I'm frustrated. I am really livid, embarrassed, and insulted. We've come too far to still be here," Walker said.
No word on if either issue was resolved.