Hundreds of voters stood in line on the morning of June 9 to vote in Georgia’s primary, as residents complained of lengthy waits to cast their ballot and technical difficulties at the polls.
This footage was taken at a polling site near the Park Tavern in the Piedmont Park area of Atlanta. According to local reports filed at 7.20 am, about 300 voters had lined up at this polling site. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that many voters at the location said they had requested absentee ballots, but they never arrived.
The primary ballots comprise races for president and the US Senate and House, as well as local races such as state assembly representatives and sheriffs. Polls are open from 7 am to 7 pm.
This primary is the first time Georgia has employed a new voting system, which features touchscreens and printed paper ballots as backups. Credit: Matt Ligon via Storyful