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Fulton County To Extend Voting Hours At 2 Polling Locations

Apr 18, 2017

Voters assigned to two Fulton County polling locations will have extra time to vote in the special 6th Congressional District election due to the locations not opening at 7 a.m.

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Eligible voters whose designated polling locations are Centennial High School or Johns Creek Environmental Campus will have extra time to vote, a statement from Fulton County said. Centennial High School will close at 7:35 p.m. and Johns Creek Environmental Campus will close at 7:55 p.m. 

“Unfortunately, there were unforeseen staffing and equipment issues that caused these two polls to open late,” Richard Barron, director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections, said in a statement. “As required by law, we are extending the operating times for these two locations to allow voters the complete 12 hours available to cast their ballots.”

According to Judge Shawn Lagrua, who provided the order to keep the polling spots open longer, the Johns Creek location opened late due to "network connection issues." Centennial High School was delayed due to "poll worker absences."

All other polling locations will be closing at 7 p.m.