Polling places in Macon busy despite state’s early voting record

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon residents rushed the polling places on Election Day, despite more than two million people early voting statewide.

By the afternoon on Tuesday, Macon-Bibb Elections Officer Thomas Gillon said thing were going smoothly.

“Things have been steady but no major problems at all,” Gillon said. “A lot of the early voting, I feel, took pressure off the places for election day.”

All day long Bibb county residents filed into one of the counties 30 polling places, and thankfully, poll workers were prepared.

No polling location was bigger than Mable White Baptist Church, Pastor Lee Sheppard said its lines were big. Sheppard was told to expect somewhere between four and six thousand voters.

“We got here early this morning, it was in the building all the way down the front,” Sheppard said. “It’s a big day in the life of our country.”

Overall, despite what many voters said was a divisive and frustrating election, the voting process in Macon was mostly stress-free. In fact, an election protection volunteer told me the only problem he saw were people going to the wrong polling places and he was bored.

“We like boring elections, we like uneventful elections, everything goes smoothly and according to expectations,” Gillon said.

 

 

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