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Officials hope strong early turnout will make for smooth Election Day

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More than 1.8 million Georgians voted in advance of Election Day. More than 1.8 million Georgians voted in advance of Election Day.
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More than 1.8 million Georgians have already voted in the election. Officials hope the strong early turnout will mean easier Election Day for voters and poll workers.

The polls in Georgia will be open from 7 a.m. To 7 p.m.  In addition to the presidential race, the charter schools amendment, which has been hotly contested, could help drive turnout.

After three weeks of early voting, 1,885,000 people cast ballots in advance of Election Day. That number includes 200,000 absentee ballots and more are expected in the mail.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office will monitor turnout and potential problems at county elections offices and thousands of polling places across the state.

"There certainly will be some waits, but I think the counties will be prepared for everybody that's coming and they certainly should be, being that it's a presidential year. This is as big as it gets," Kemp.

Kemp says that the state will pay close attention to Fulton County, which had extensive problems in recent elections.

"I would remind voters, if they are not in the system and they believe that they registered in time and they should be on the rolls, to make sure and go to the polling location and vote a provisional ballot so their issue will be taken up by the county," Kemp said.

To confirm your voting location and get a sample ballot, visit: http://mvp.sos.state.ga.us/Login.aspx

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