LIVE UPDATES: Some precincts staying open late – WSB-TV Channel 2

ATLANTA – After more than 2.5 million Georgians voted early in the 2022 midterm election, a steady stream of in-person voters showed up at polling places across the state on Election Day.

Many polling locations were reporting low wait times to cast a ballot.

Georgia is looking forward to this election, with a race in the Senate that could determine the balance of power in Congress and a rematch between current Gov. Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams that has sparked national interest.

Here’s the latest one:

LIVE UPDATES:

5:57 p.m

Fulton County election officials said the first results they will release will include early voting, followed by mail-in absentees, and then Election Day.

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5:18 p.m

DeKalb County election officials are extending voting hours at Solid Rock AME Church until 7:39 p.m.

4:52 p.m

Georgia precincts are processing voters in about 49 seconds, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

4:07 p.m

State officials are predicting they could hit 2 million voters on election day on top of the 2.5 million Georgians already voting early.

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2:49 p.m

A judge agreed to allow a private courier to deliver more than 100 Cobb County absentee ballots overnight after 1,000 were not cast. Voters should have ballots by 5 pm

12:24 p.m

Two Cobb County fairgrounds will remain open after 7 pm following a delay in opening for the general election. Hours at Kennesaw precinct 3A at the Ben Robertson community center are signed until 7:45 p.m. Hours at the Oregon 03 precinct at the Fair Oaks Community Center will accept in-person voting until 7:06 p.m.

12:10 p.m

Gabriel Sterling of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office said in a tweet that the average time to vote in Georgia was about 3 minutes past noon. The longest line in Stephens County is 13 minutes. There is no waiting at most polling stations.

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11:44 am

Two election workers in Johns Creek were fired about 15 minutes before polls opened after the mother and son exchanged “concerning” posts on social media. Fulton County election officials did not disclose the nature of the concerns.

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