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The ACLU of Georgia is raising alarms about how counties and the state maintain voter rolls. The group thinks the way some voter addresses are verified may violate federal law.

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Earlier this month, Fulton County resident Stacey Hopkins got a notice from her local registrar.

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Georgia's top elections official says more than 76 percent of registered voters in the state cast ballots in November's contests.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced the final results on Tuesday. His office had previously predicted that turnout on Nov. 8 would break a state record for votes cast in an election.

Kemp says more than 4.1 million people voted early or on Election Day this year. Georgia has more than 5.4 million registered voters.

The record previously was more than 3.9 million votes during the 2008 fall elections.

Stephannie Stokes / WABE

Some in Gwinnett County are facing long lines at the polls today.

That's despite the fact that about 40 percent of voters there cast their ballots early.

At Peachtree Corners, an affluent part of the county, people waited up to two hours to vote.

"It was amazingly, painstakingly slow,” said resident Orestes Meeks after voting at the Peachtree Elementary School precinct.

Inside the school, there were eight ballot booths and just two stations where workers checked voter information.

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Tuesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Live Blog: NPR's Election Day 2016

Nov 8, 2016
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After a long and complicated campaign season, Election Day is finally here. NPR has you covered with the latest in breaking news about everything going on around the country.

As results come in, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with reporters from around the country, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary, tweets and analysis for both national and local contested races.

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