Early Voting Line Is Long in Suwanee

The queue at George Pierce Park was into the main park street before 10 a.m.

Want to vote in Suwanee on Saturday? Pack a lunch.

Before 10 a.m. on the first day of satellite voting (October 27) in Suwanee, the voter line stretched into the main street of George Pierce Park. Voting was in the park's community center.

A Duluth resident, who asked not to be identified, said she arrived at the park about 7:45 a.m., although polls opened at 9 a.m. She voted in about 20 minutes.

The Gwinnett Sheriff's Office officer who was monitoring the area said he was not surprised by the turnout, and that he was expecting a calm crowd.

Early satellite voting will continue at George Pierce Park from October 29 through November 2.

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Chrissy Magnesi October 28, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I waited in line for hours at that locatin four years ago. Then my friends who voted on election day took less than half the time I did.
Harold Audaer October 28, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Harold Audaer Arrived to vote@ 11:05AM Saturday, voted and left@ 5:30PM! Almost 6 and a half hours. This site needs serious reworking.
Voter October 29, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I arrived at the Suwanee location line @9:15 and I did not vote until 3:46. What an embarrassment on Gwinnett County and everyone who was involved with the planning and the execution of this "mockery" of the voting system. Georgia Secretary of State (Brian P. Kemp) should issue a formal apology on behalf of Gwinnett to all the voters who endured this debacle!!
Priscilla Dyson October 30, 2012 at 01:54 PM
I arrived like an early bird and waited only 3 hours to get my vote in. It was a beautiful sight seeing everyone both republican and democrat, waiting so patiently to be a part of such an important event to do what is our civic duty and vote! The people were so warm and intelligent with uplifting conversation. I totally enjoyed it compared to 4 years ago when it took all of 15 minutes. This time I was able to feel like I was part of democracy working, last time I wasn't so sure.
Steve Burns October 30, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Good insight, Priscilla. Thanks.


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