2 Fulton County polls without electricity

by Robin Kemp

It’s Friday, October 30, and this is your last chance to cast your vote in person before Election Day. The polls are open today from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you have the right to cast your ballot.

FULTON: Power out at Wolf Creek, Chastain polls

As of 7:42 a.m., Fulton County said the power was still out at two early voting locations. However, both locations will have a Mobile Voting Unit on site until 7 p.m.

Wolf Creek Library, 3100 Enon Rd., Atlanta
Chastain Park Gym, 140 W. Wieuca Rd., Atlanta

Find your nearest Early Voting location using Fulton County’s map or download the new Fulton County Voter app from the App Store or on Google Play for early polling locations, sample ballots, key dates to remember, election results, and other voting information.

Check Fulton County voter wait times. Here’s how those looked at 8:11 a.m.:

Be sure to check and see whether your precinct has changed if you plan to cast your ballot on November 3.

CLAYTON

In Clayton County, advance voting locations through today include:

DEKALB

In Dekalb County, 12 early voting locations are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today. See the list, check your closest location on Dekalb County’s map, or find out how long the wait is at any location.

Dekalb County’s voter wait time dashboard as of 7:57 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.

Make a plan

On Tuesday, November 3, you will need to go to your neighborhood precinct to cast your ballot in person. Be sure to check this list from the Clayton County Board of Elections and Registration as well as the My Voter Page from the Georgia Secretary of State for the correct location–a few polling locations have changed since the last election.

If you are voting by paper absentee ballot, you are strongly advised to use the county drop boxes instead of the U.S. Mail to avoid processing delays.

In Clayton County, those boxes can be found at:

Ballot boxes are under 24-hour video surveillance and you can use them until 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.

In Fulton County, find ballot boxes at:

  • Alpharetta Branch Library, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta
  • Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta
  • College Park Branch Library, 3647 Main Street, College Park
  • East Point Branch Library, 2757 Main Street, East Point
  • East Roswell Branch Library, 2301 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell
  • Evelyn G. Lowery at Cascade, 3665 Cascade Road SW, Atlanta
  • Fairburn Branch Library, 60 Valley View Drive, Fairburn
  • Gladys S. Dennard Library at South Fulton, 4055 Flat Shoals Road, Union City
  • Johns Creek Environmental Campus, 8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta
  • Metropolitan Branch Library, 1332 Metropolitan Pkwy., Atlanta
  • Milton Branch Library, 855 Mayfield Road, Milton
  • North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs
  • Northwest Branch Library at Scott’s Crossing, 2489 Perry Blvd. NW, 
  • North Training Center, 5025 Roswell Road, Atlanta
  • Palmetto Branch Library, 9111 Cascade Palmetto Hwy., Palmetto
  • Robert E. Fulton Regional Library at Ocee, 5090 Abbotts Bridge Road, Johns Creek
  • Roswell Branch Library, 115 Norcross Street, Roswell
  • Sandy Springs Branch Library, 395 Mt Vernon Hwy. NE, Sandy Springs
  • South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, College Park
  • Wolf Creek Branch Library, 3100 Enon Road, Atlanta

In Dekalb County, you can drop your paper absentee ballot in any of these boxes:

  • Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road NE, Brookhaven
  • County Line-Ellenwood Library, 4331 River Road, Ellenwood
  • Sterling at Candler Village, 2536 Mellville Ave., Decatur
  • Voter Registration and Elections, 4380 Memorial Dr., Decatur (3 boxes)
  • Exchange Park, 2771 Columbia Dr., Decatur
  • Stonecrest City Hall, 3120 Stonecrest Blvd., Stonecrest
  • Stone Mountain City Hall, 875 Main Street, Stone Mountain
  • Dunwoody City Hall, 4800 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody
  • Doraville City Hall, 3725 Park Ave., Doraville
  • Tucker City Hall, 1975 LAKESIDE Pkwy., Suite 350, Tucker
  • Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library, 1282 McConnell Dr., Decatur
  • Tucker-Reid H. Cover Library, 5234 Lavista Rd., Tucker
  • Clarkston Library, 951 N. Indian Creek Dr., Clarkston
  • Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown Library, 2861 Wesley Chapel Rd., Decatur
  • Decatur City Hall, 509 N. McDonough St., Decatur
  • Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Rd., Stonecrest
  • Wade Walker Family YMCA, 5605 Rockbridge Rd., Stone Mountain
  • Dekalb County Fire Station 25, 7136 Rockbridge Rd., Stone Mountain
  • Clarkston City Hall, 3921 Church Street, Clarkston
  • Salem-Panola Library, 5137 Salem Rd., Lithonia
  • Dekalb County Library-Gresham Branch, 2418 Gresham Rd., Atlanta
  • Redan-Trotti Library, 1569 Wellborn Rd., Lithonia
  • Kirkwood Library, 11 Kirkwood Rd. NE, Atlanta
  • Lithonia City Hall, 6920 Main St., Lithonia

Roll out

Later today, we’ll have an interview with MARTA President Jeffrey Parker about MARTA’s partnership with Uber to help get you to the polls. Check this story later for updates.

Lyft is also offering a discounted ride to the polls on Election Day. By using the code 2020VOTE*, you can get 50 percent off one ride, up to $10, to any polling location or dropbox.

For a free Lyft ride to the polls from underserved communities, contact the National Urban League, the League of Women Voters,  the National Federation of the Blind, Student Veterans of America, or Voto Latino Foundation for a promo code.

You can request a free ride from the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of American (NACA) in one of their PPE-equipped vans. Call “Roll to the Polls” at (888) 495-6222.

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