Election Day Updates: Precincts in Cobb, DeKalb and Richmond Counties to stay open late

7:37 p.m.: Election results are starting to come in. Results will be posted here.


5:41 p.m.: One precinct in Cobb County will be open until 7:20 p.m. tonight due to a poll manager who arrived 20 minutes late this morning. A judge has signed an order keeping the precinct at Sope Creek Elementary School open 20 additional minutes.


3:38 p.m.: This morning the polling location located at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Richmond County had a delayed opening time due to poll workers experiencing problems with the electronic poll books. Voting began at the facility at 7:15 a.m..  

According to State Election Rule 183-1-12.06 when an interruption in voting occurs during an election where federal candidates are on the ballot voting hours may be extended by court order.  

Earlier today, Superior Court Judge Wade Padgett issued an order to extend voting hours today at the Mount Vernon Baptist Church until 7:15 p.m.  Any voter in line at this polling location by 7:15 p.m. will be permitted to cast a ballot.


3:35 p.m.: DeKalb Superior Court Judge Courtney L. Johnson has signed an order approving a petition by the Board of Registration and Elections to extend voting for two DeKalb County polling places that opened late this morning. 

The Valley Brook precinct, located at Valley Brook Baptist Church, 1198 N. Valley Brook Road, Decatur, 30033, will stay open until 7:40 p.m.

The Gresham Road precinct, located at Obama Elementary School, 3132 Clifton Church Road SE, Atlanta, 30316, will remain open until 7:45 p.m.

This extension was requested, in an abundance of caution, to ensure that all electors at the locations have the required full 12 hours of voting.


1:46 p.m.: City of Milton officials report that voting was steady throughout the city this morning, but there were no visible lines outside voting precincts.


1:40 p.m.: A federal judge has ordered the postal service to sweep facilities in several areas and find ballots by 3 p.m. Delivery on those ballots must then be rushed according to the judge’s order.


10:17 a.m.: The Spalding County elections office is reporting that all voting machines are down in the county. Provisional ballots are being sent out to the county’s 18 precincts.


10:01 a.m.: The Cobb County Elections Department reports that most of the county’s 145 precincts have short lines or no lines now after seeing a “flurry” of activity at 7 a.m. when polls opened.

The county also reports that only minor issues have been reported during voting today and none of those issues significantly impacted lines to vote.


9:41 a.m.: There are reports of glitches with ballot scanning equipment at the C.T. Martin Recreation Center in Atlanta. Poll workers have placed ballots in a box to scan later once the problem is fixed. The tweet reporting the issue is below.

Stay Tuned: Here you will find updates of how voting is going in Georgia and throughout the United States throughout Election Day. When results start coming in, we will post a link here to our realtime election results.

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