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Voters Didn't Let Morning Weather Deter Them

Rain didn't stop Peachtree Corners voters, even those who stood in line in the morning rain Tuesday.

The rain didn't discourage a number of hardy souls this morning at Pinckneyville Community Center who stood in a long line in the rain waiting for the doors to open at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday

"We had quite a line," said Jan Gilliam, poll manager at the Berkeley Lake facility. A poll worker standing nearby likened the line to what you see on an E ride at Disney World.

"There was about a 60 minute wait," said Gilliam. After the initial morning rush, the lines had lessened, as well as the wait time.

As of 1:30 p.m. Gilliam said 995 people had cast their votes with another 740 who had voted early.

Camille Cottrell, who teaches at Emory University, was surprised how quickly she was able to get in and out when she stopped by around 1 p.m. "It took me less than 10 minutes," said Cottrell.

At Simpson Elementary School there was a little grumbling from voters who blamed the 20 minute wait on the fact there was only six voting machines available.

"You would think there would be more machines," said one man who didn't want to give his name. Fortunately voters at the location were able to wait inside.

 

For those who voted on Tuesday, how long did you wait to vote?

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