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DeKalb, Fulton have most early voters in Ga.

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -

Two days remain for early voting in Georgia. Two metro Atlanta counties are the leaders by far in early voting turnout.

While voters elsewhere have waited in hours-long lines, DeKalb has had minimal waits and the county has recorded more than 100,000 early votes, slightly ahead of Fulton and far more than Cobb and Gwinnett.

DeKalb's formula includes the use of multiple locations from the beginning of the early voting period with 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. hours, combined with the deployment of 150 voting machines and at least five check-in terminals at each voting site.

DeKalb Elections Director Maxine Daniels believes the county will benefit on Election Day next Tuesday.

"We feel that we'll vote half the people before Election Day, so that means if you divide the remainder around the county, there will be little rush, except early in the morning. We always have rush early in the morning but other than that, people will walk in and walk out of the polling place," said Daniels.

DeKalb is heavily Democratic and part of a nationwide trend in which Democratic areas have the edge in early voting.


Georgians have already cast more than a  million early votes. More than two million Georgians cast early ballots in the 2008 presidential election.

Early voting continues until Friday. Any registered voter can take advantage of early voting in Georgia. Voters need to make sure to have a government issued ID, like a passport or driver's license. Hours and locations for advance voting will vary from county-to-county. To find information for early voting and find your local election office, visit Georgia's Secretary of State Election Division website.

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