- Post 21 October 2012
- By Atlanta Daily World
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UPDATE: As of Friday, 28,278 voters in Fulton County had cast their ballots. Voters at the South Service Center, where more than 7,000 votes have been cast is experiencing wait times of up to 45 minutes. The wait at South Service Center was the highest of all available early voting locations.
Conversely, voting locations at Fulton County Government Center and North Service Center showed zero minutes of wait time. Other locations ranged from four minutes of waiting to 30 minutes.
It seems Fulton County's voters just can't wait until Nov. 6 to cast their ballots. More than 3,600 people had already cast their votes as of yesterday, according to representatives from the Fulton County Department of Registration & Elections. Early voting began in Georgia on Oct. 15 and since that morning the county has seen impressive numbers.
Current registration numbers show the most voters have come from the Fulton County South Service Center in downtown Atlanta. Almost 1,000 people had voted at that location at press time. Next on the list is Adamsville Recreation Center with 671 voters and the North Service Center with 628. Voters also used official locations at the Buckhead Library, Fulton County Government Center and Ocee Library.
The Department has not said who voters chose with their ballots.
President Obama has opened up a sizeable advantage with early voters around the country, though. A Reuters poll shows Obama leads Romney 59 percent to 31 percent among the seven percent of the electorate that has already cast their ballots. If those numbers were accurate and hold up through election day, that could make an enormous difference in what has otherwise been a very close election.