ATLANTA – At least two polling locations in Fulton County will remain open past 7 p.m. after problems were reported on Tuesday.
Voters whose designated polling locations are Centennial High or the Johns Creek Environmental Campus will have some extra time to cast their ballots after those locations didn't open up at 7 a.m., according to Fulton County officials.
“Unfortunately, there were unforeseen staffing and equipment issues that caused these two polls to open late,” states Richard Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “As required by law, we are extending the operating times for these two locations to allow voters the complete 12 hours available to cast their ballots. All other polling locations will close at 7:00pm.”
Centennial High will close at 7:35 p.m.
Johns Creek Environmental Campus will close at 7:55 p.m.
Voters at those locations. will only be able to cast provisional paper ballots during those extended hours, officials said.
Voters in some portions of DeKalb, Fulton and Cobb counties are going to the polls today in the race to replace Tom Price, now President Donald Trump’s secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in the 6th congressional district.
Multiple reports have come in from Roswell, Johns Creek, and other cities within Fulton, Cobb, and DeKalb from voters who believe they are within the 6th district but not able to receive a 6th district ballot.
11Alive checked specific polling locations and could not verify any locations within the 6th district not getting ballots. Instead, it appears many voters were confused by the mailers and advertisements. They didn't actually live within the district. Here's how to check: type your home location into this link to verify if you live within the district.
By 10:25 am on Tuesday, so many calls were coming into Fulton County, a spokesperson sent out a statement:
"We are receiving many calls from people not eligible to vote for the 6th Congressional District seat because they do not live in the district. Unfortunately, they did not do their research to determine which district they live in. Please help us spread the word to KNOW BEFORE YOU GO so people will be able to determine their eligibility."
This story is developing.