by Robin Kemp
3:48 p.m.: UPDATES with MARTA get-out-the-vote efforts
The Clayton Crescent has observed, and voters have commented on social media, that lines for early voting are short and moving quickly. About the same number of voters are casting ballots in each location daily but wait times are greatly reduced, generally half an hour or less.
On Friday, MARTA announced that it would give its permanent full-time employees four hours of paid time off to go vote, either early or on November 3. MARTA also said that it plans “additional transportation options for customers through partnerships to be announced next week” and that it will run public service announcements to encourage people to vote.
“Voter participation is vital to the health of our democracy,” said MARTA General Manager and CEO Jeffrey Parker. “MARTA wants to do all we can to ensure that our employees and customers exercise their right to vote.”
How was your voting experience? Let us know if you encountered any difficulties or were pleasantly surprised. And show us your “I Voted” sticker!