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ADVISORY for June 9 Primary Election - EXPECT WAITS!

pictures of voters in line
June 9, 2020

ELECTION DAY UPDATE (June 9, 215pm) -- Many precincts reporting little to no waiting.
Some precincts that had issues in the morning will likely remain OPEN past the 7 pm hour.
Updates to follow.


Advance Voting was an early indication of how social-distancing and cleaning protocols could affect voting on Election Day for the June 9th primary.  Here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Social distancing due to COVID-19 will likely limit the number of people and equipment in the room at one time.
  • Voters will be offered a stylus to cast their ballots on the electronic machines, the stylus will be cleaned after each use.
  • This is a long ballot that is taking significant time for voters to get through.  Review the sample ballot ahead of time.  You may also bring a printed sample of your selections, but will not be allowed to read electronic devices (such as phones or tablets) while you are voting.
  • If you have received an absentee ballot, fill it out and drop it off in one of four drop boxes across the county.  If you bring an absentee ballot to the poll, you will have to surrender it, fill out paperwork, then vote on the machines.
  • We will NOT use a group numbering system that was deployed for Advance Voting.  Therefore prepare for a long wait.  Whenever possible, we will have indoor spaces for people to use, but at many locations, you will have to wait outdoors.  Bring chairs, water, umbrellas, or anything else you may need to stay comfortable.
  • Double-check the location of your polling place.  Because of the coronavirus and because we have been moving polling places out of schools there have been numerous changes in recent months.  Visit to find your polling place.

To compound the situation, many of the experienced poll workers have decided not to work this election due to concerns about the coronavirus and their health.  New workers have been trained, and all polls will be staffed.  But anticipate delays on Election Day.

Press Contact Info

Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]