Close to 300 Ballots Cast on First Day of Early Voting
10/15/2020 UPDATE: 294 voted today! On October 15th, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the latest turnout figures for the Nov. 3 General Election:
Pickens County voters waited a few hours or more to vote on the first day of Advanced In-person voting for the November 3rd General and Special Election. Due to Pickens County honoring the Columbus Day holiday, voting started on Tuesday, October 13 at the Pickens County Board of Elections and Registration office on Pioneer Road.
Julianne Roberts, Pickens County Election Supervisor reported that 294 residents voted on the first day. The photo pictured was posted on KnowPickens Facebook page and brought some of the comments below:
"Having another polling place open would be nice. They averaged about three minutes no more than five minutes per person today. I was there for just under three hours and they processed a lot of people in that time. While I agree they definitely need room to grow I'm still grateful to live in a country where I'm able to vote!"
"My husband and I were there 3 1/2 hours today, and the line was always that long. Good turn out!"
"One more polling station being open would make a huge difference."
" I am in that picture somewhere, we arrived at 9am and got done with voting at 11:27a"
"It took us 3 hrs and 45 minutes to vote!!!! Thatís a long time!!!! It was hot in the sun!!!! Many people left. Saw a medical Situation where an older lady
Fainted, but 2 men caught her.
First day of advance voting draws a crowd.
Total requests for absentee ballots to date: 1,609,702
Total absentee ballots accepted by counties to date: 541.396
Daily number of in-person early-voting ballots cast today as of noon: 66,241
Advanced Voting is October 13, 2020 to October 30, 2020. Vote Monday-Friday from 8 am to 5 pm at the Pickens County Board of Elections & Registration Office, 83 Pioneer Road, Jasper, GA. Saturday voting is October 24, 2020 from 9 am to 4 pm.
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UPDATE: 294 voted today!
On October 15th, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the latest turnout figures for the Nov. 3 General Election: