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US Technical problems arise as early voting starts in Georgia

18:10  12 october  2020
18:10  12 october  2020 Source:   ap.org

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  'Staggering numbers': Early voting is breaking records in 2020, fueled by a big mail-ballot lead for Democrats More than 5 million people have already voted early in the presidential election. Democrats have taken a commanding lead in returning mail ballots.In the 2016 election, about 75,000 people had voted early one month from the election, across significantly fewer states that started early voting and reported their numbers, according to the United States Elections Project.

Voters across Georgia experienced long lines at the polls and widespread issues with a new 4 million voting system in the state's Tuesday primary. People wait in line to vote in Georgia 's primary election in Atlanta on Tuesday. Long lines and equipment problems are hampering the twice-delayed

Early voting , also called advance polling or pre-poll voting , is a convenience voting process by which voters in a public election can vote prior to the scheduled election day.

ATLANTA (AP) — Long lines of people eager to cast ballots formed as early in-person voting began in Georgia on Monday, and problems soon developed in the state's most populous county.

Voters stand in line at a polling location Monday morning, Oct. 12, 2020, in Decatur, Ga., for the start of three weeks of early voting before election day on Nov. 3. (AP Photo/Ravi Nessman) © Provided by Associated Press Voters stand in line at a polling location Monday morning, Oct. 12, 2020, in Decatur, Ga., for the start of three weeks of early voting before election day on Nov. 3. (AP Photo/Ravi Nessman)

Election officials in Fulton County were aware of an issue with the electronic pollbooks used to check voters in at State Farm Arena, where the Atlanta Hawks NBA team plays, county spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt-Dominguez said. Technicians were on site working to resolve it, she said.

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  Election officials put problem-plagued primary in past, as early voting starts in Ga. The June primary was filled with problems in Georgia's largest counties, but as early voting starts, election officials are confident the general won't be a repeat. "All of our workers are trained, all the early voting sites are set up, so we'll be ready to open on Monday morning and serve the voters," said Rick Barron, director of elections and registration for Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia and home to most of Atlanta.

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People wait in line to vote in Decatur, Ga., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) © Provided by Associated Press People wait in line to vote in Decatur, Ga., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

The line began moving when the arena opened for voting at 8 a.m. and some voters were able to cast their ballots, but things ground to a halt a short time later when the pollbooks stopped working with hundreds of people waiting. By mid-morning, the problem appeared to have been resolved and the lines had cleared at the arena, which is the largest early voting site in the state with 300 voting machines.

A group of women share the light from their phones as they fill out pre-registration forms while in line for early voting in Decatur, Ga., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) © Provided by Associated Press A group of women share the light from their phones as they fill out pre-registration forms while in line for early voting in Decatur, Ga., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Ben Gray/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Some people lined up before dawn to be among the first to participate in early in-person voting, which runs through Oct. 30 in Georgia. While voters must vote at their assigned polling place on Election Day, they can vote at any voting site in the county where they live during early voting.

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With record turnout expected for this year's presidential election and fears about exposure to the coronavirus, election officials and advocacy groups have been encouraging people to vote early, either in person or by absentee ballot.


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Problems with the electronic pollbooks were one of the issues that contributed to hourslong lines in Georgia during the June primary election, along with high turnout, consolidated polling places and shortages of poll workers.

With Georgia emerging as a potential battleground state, surrogates from both the Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns were scheduled to travel to the state Monday.

Jill Biden, wife of former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, was scheduled to appear at an event in DeKalb County with prominent state Democrats before traveling to Columbus to meet with military and veteran families.

History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia

  History, mistrust spurring Black early voters in Georgia SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — They came by the thousands to vote early, descendants of slaves, children of the civil rights era and other Georgians standing in line for hours when all could have been somewhere else. Yet in a year when issues including prejudice, racial justice and voter suppression are at the forefront, the Black voters saw giving up time to cast a ballot for the next U.S. president as worth the trade - even early in the voting process and during a pandemic that made merely going to a polling place a risky act.

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Meanwhile, President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. was set to travel to Savannah near the coast and Kennesaw, just outside Atlanta, to rally Republican voters.

California ballot drop box set ablaze in possible arson, damaging up to 100 ballots .
It remains unclear how many ballots were affected but Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano said that there were around 100 in the box that were damaged. A video shared by Baldwin Park resident George Silva shows firefighters sawing through. Once the drop box was unsealed, with smoke coming out, firefighters removed dozens of ballots. Posted by George Silva on Sunday, October 18, 2020 Per The Guardian, the fire department spent around two hours handling the incident. The last pickup for that particular box, per a statement from the County Registar’s Office, was Saturday morning.

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