Georgia judge extends Fulton, Gwinnett precinct hours after problems at the polls
Problems at the polls have been reported in Georgia this Election Day have lead to three voting precincts in Gwinnett County to stay open longer than the 7 p.m. deadline.
FOX 5 received several phone calls Tuesday morning from viewers trying to vote at Annistown Elementary in Snellville. They said the computers had been down since the polls opened at 7 a.m.
In a new order, Gwinnett County Superior Court Chief Judge Melodie Snell Conner has ordered Annistown Elementary to stay open until 9:25 p.m. Dacula's Harbins Elementary School will remain open until 7:14 p.m. The voting precinct at Anderson-Livsey Elementary School will remain open until 7:30 p.m.
Complaints also came in from voters at Gwinnett County's Suwanee Library.
Gwinnett County Government Communications Direction Joe Sorenson confirmed the Express Polls computers were down at both locations, but said voters could vote via printed ballots, optical scan, during the time it would take to restore the Express Polls.
As a result, long lines quickly formed, causing delays at both polling locations.
In Fulton County, voters said machines were down at Pittman Park. April Majors with Fulton County Elections said the situation was being handled and more machines were on the way.
"Please be patient," Majors said. "This is a big election."
After a court order, three Fulton County precincts have also had their hours extended.
The Pittman Park Recreation Center precinct has been extended to 9 p.m. Both the Booker T. Washington High School and Archer Hall at Morehouse College voting locations have been extended to 10 p.m.
Elections officials said there were still voters waiting to cast their ballots well past 11 p.m. Officials said they were in line at the time of the cutoff for voting.
The polls in Georgia opened at 7 a.m. and will stay open until 7 p.m. Tuesday, but officials said as long as you are in line before the 7 p.m. cutoff, you should still be able to vote.
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