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We will have LIVE coverage throughout the day and evening on voting and election results

ATLANTA – Election day has arrived and most polling stations in Georgia are now closed Channel 2 Action News has reporters scattered around the Atlanta subway to follow the vote and any issues that may occur during the day

Polls close at 7 p.m. after a record number of Georgians who voted early or abandoned their postal ballots before election day

We will have LIVE coverage throughout the day and evening on voting and election results – Stay with Channel 2 Action News

Justin Gray of Channel 2 has confirmed that a broken pipe at State Farm Arena could delay the vote count

The Secretary of State’s office confirms to me that there was a 4-hour delay in the counting of mail-in votes at Fulton due to a water main rupture this morning As a member Fulton Electoral Council says it could delay the days count, state officials tell me it’s the worst case

The US Postal Service responded to Judge Sullivan’s order on Tuesday night, noting that even if it was unable to meet the court-imposed deadline of 4:30 p.m. ET, its inspectors would conduct “sweeps” of mail facilities in major battlefield states closed polls

A Justice Department lawyer representing the postal agency explained that due to other election day responsibilities and logistical issues, the Postal Service was unable to expedite the process. daily review to comply with Justice Sullivan’s order – but that « the process remains ongoing »

« [The Postal Service] is working as quickly as possible to comply with the orders of this court while recognizing the physical and operational limitations and the need to avoid disrupting key activities on Election Day, » wrote the ‘DOJ lawyer

Shortly after the Postal Service’s response, the NAACP requested an emergency hearing, claiming the Postal Service’s response « does not comply with the court order »

Gwinnett County says Polling Station 72, Ferguson Elementary School will remain open until 7:20 p.m.

The closing time for the Spalding County compound has been extended to 9 p.m. EST, by court order issued by Superior Court Judge W Fletcher Sams

Morgan County says it will not extend any hours at polling places following issues this morning

« Morgan County polling officers did a great job moving quickly to emergency back-up procedures so voters could keep voting. We appreciate the voters’ patience as the lines were a little longer than normal for Morgan County, ”the county said in a press release « Any voter online at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote »

Cobb County says it will keep the Sope Creek polling station open for an additional 20 minutes tonight:

ELECTORAL UPDATE Judge signed order to keep Sope Creek 02 neighborhood open for an additional 20 minutes tonight This is the grounds of Sope Creek Elementary School The compound opened 20 minutes late due of a late arrival poll official imageTwittercom / 14Xzq7s3Ne

A judge signed an order extending voting hours at two locations in DeKalb County after they opened late this morning

The Valley Brook neighborhood, located at Valley Brook Baptist Church, 1198 N Valley Brook Road, Decatur, 30033, will remain open until 7:40 pm The Gresham Road neighborhood, located at Obama Elementary School, 3132 Clifton Church Road SE, Atlanta, 30316, will remain open until 7:45 a.m.

A federal judge has ordered the US Postal Service to send inspectors to several processing facilities in key battlefield states to ensure no postal ballots are left behind Atlanta is part from the list of places, according to ABC News

US Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled on Tuesday that the Postal Service must « sweep the facility between 12:30 p.m. EST and 3:00 p.m. EST to ensure that no ballots have been delayed and all identified ballots are immediately sent out for delivery »In addition, these inspectors are ordered to appear in court before 4:30 p.m. ET » confirming, in the most efficient manner possible, that sweeps have been carried out and that no ballot has been left behind, « he said. writes Sullivan

JUST IN: Federal judge orders US Postal Service to send inspectors to several processing facilities in major battlefield states, including Pennsylvania, Michigan and Florida, to ensure that ‘no postal ballot paper is left behind https: // tco / BKNEodww8o #ElectionDay

Channel 2’s Audrey Washington speaks to voters at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church DeKalb County mega-church is one of the largest polling stations in the state

NOW: Voters voting at one of Georgia’s largest polling stations! I’ll explain how #NewBirthMissionaryBaptist works to keep people safe when they vote, during a pandemic @ wsbtv # Vote2020 picTwittercom / UpovFA4gG1

Georgia Gov Brian Kemp cast his mail-in ballot Tuesday afternoon Kemp usually votes in person, but the governor and first lady have been in quarantine after coming into contact who tested positive for COVID-19

Georgia Voting Implementation Officer Gabriel Sterling said two counties had issues with the operational level, Spalding and Morgan Sterling said voting did not stop despite related issues to voter access cards

Officials had to perform hard resets at 8 of 18 polling stations in Spalding and 4 of 7 in Morgan County Backup procedures were used in Morgan County

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger provided an update on how the vote went across the state on Georgia Many polling stations are experiencing short wait times

« It has never been easier to vote in Georgia The average wait time is around 3 minutes This is an exceptional achievement from our team, » he said

GA Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says average wait time in state is currently only 3 minutesTwittercom / fk12m5SUbU

The UGA site on which @KHollowayWSB reported at noon was back up and running shortly after its report, we have just confirmed The provisional ballots deposited this morning were retrieved by a courier, which delivered them to the Bureau elections, by poll official @wsbtv #gapol https: // tco / sml5xSh3xb

Power outages have been reported at three polling sites in Gwinnett: Ferguson Elementary, Corley Elementary and Sweetwater Middle Officials told Gwinnett Channel 2 County bureau chief Tony Thomas that a transformer blew up in the region

Ferguson evacuated the building and voting stopped for almost an hour Corley and Sweetwater were able to go on save and continue It is not known if the vote will be extended in Ferguson at this time

CT Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center is usually packed every other election day But the Fulton neighborhood this year hasn’t seen many lines

I look explosive and a dude on stilts at the polling station at CT Martin Natatorium in SW Atlantail only missing a crowd of voters Only 158 ballots here since 7 a.m.Twittercom / Z9ormnzmjo

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As Secretary of State’s Office says Spalding should be up and running again, a poll official told Channel 2’s Kristen Holloway they still don’t have access to voting machines The manager of the Flynt building on Experiment Street in Griffin said there would be no access unless a technician came to fix the problem

Secretary of State’s office said it was a human error on the part of the election in Spalding They also told Channel 2 before polling officials issued ballots paper, that they receive codes and that they are trained in the use of these codes to access the machines

Georgia Secretary of State’s office says Spalding County voting problem has been fixed

UPDATE: Georgia Secretary of State’s office says Spalding County’s voting problem has been fixed: https: // tco / G2pdUXhrNq picTwittercom / NQml1H3f6R

Fulton County election officials say it was a contractor who backed off an order that caused problems at 30 polling stations

#Fulton election officials say a contractor gave up on delivering materials to constituencies on Monday night This affected delivery to 30 polling stations The @ChairRobbPitts neighborhood of Buckhead received materials at 7:04 am, but from others arrived before the polls opened

According to the Office of the Secretary of State of Georgia, there is an average of 4 minutes waiting at polling stations in Georgia

Think there is more media and observers here at the voting site in southwest Atlanta than the photo of the actual voters, Twittercom / I84lV7mNTr

Voters report problems with machines at Morris Brown Elementary School in northwest Atlanta

Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik says many polling stations report very little wait time

Here is a list of waiting times at polling stations in #FultonCounty Most report no waiting times at the moment https://tco / DVE1RBndvg

Spalding County Election Official Says He Is Experiencing A Problem This Morning And All Voting Machines Are Down The Official Wants Voters To Be Patient And To Know They Can Vote They Send Out 2,000 Ballots provisional to each constituency so everyone can mail a paper ballot They don’t intend to stay open late unless the court orders it, but every person will have a chance to vote

Gov Brian Kemp tells WSB Radio that he received his postal ballot on Monday and will cast it today

Georgia @GovKemp tells @wsbradio this morning that he received his mail ballot yesterday and will drop it off today #gapol https: // tco / cdKxIeoGwQ

🗳️ Polls are now open across Georgia for the 2020 election – minute-by-minute live updates from across the state HERE: https: // tco / Mv9NhrAqyL picTwittercom / JsmLw0V6j7

Overlap Georgian voters! @BMonahanWSB says early and late voters will feel the cold Live on @wsbtv imageTwittercom / GHPd75z7x6

6:01 am: Voters are already arriving in a southwestern Atlanta neighborhood before the location opens at 7 am

First voters arriving at southwest Atlanta precinct Polls open in an hour at 7 a.m.Twittercom / cOs3sLm05u

Latest exclusive poll conducted for WSB-TV by Landmark Communications shows President Trump widened his lead over Joe Biden, but it could be an extremely tight race

The poll of 500 probable Georgian voters took place on Sunday and has a margin of error of 44%

President Donald Trump received around 501% of the vote while former Vice President Joe Biden got 460% of the vote in the poll A previous poll on October 28 had the president ahead by just one point

Channel 2 Action News will broadcast the elections live from 7 p.m. when the results arrive Download the WSB Now app on your Roku, Amazon Fire or Apple TV to watch LIVE

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