South Fulton County

South Fulton voters turn out in droves to cast their ballots

SOUTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — More than 2,000,000 Georgians cast their ballots during the early voting period, but millions more waited until Election Day to head to the polls.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington was in South Fulton where thousands of voters say they planned ahead to vote on Tuesday.

Many voters told Washington that Tuesday was the only day they could find the time to cast their ballots while others said waiting until Election Day because it has a deeper meaning to them.

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“I just felt like it was more powerful,” voter Khiry Watt said. “I just wanted to be here in the midst of everybody else and kind of get a feel of it.”

Watt says he skipped early voting to purposely vote on Election Day.

“For me, it’s liberating. I feel like you did what we’ve been working for our entire lives, well at least our ancestors,” Watt said.


According to election officials, more than 270,000 people have cast votes in Fulton County on Election Day.

Interim Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections Nadine Williams said she expected an additional 100,000 people to vote by the end of Election Day.

“We did predict that we would have a high turnout, so we are well staffed to accommodate,” Williams said.

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Early voting ends at 7 p.m. Anyone in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast their ballot.