Georgia keeping polling locations open late

Georgia keeping polling locations open late
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Poll hours have been extended Tuesday for multiple locations where voting machines malfunctioned earlier on Tuesday.

Democrat Stacey Abrams, who is running for governor, urged supporters to get out and vote during the later hours.

Polls in the county were originally scheduled to close at 7 p.m.

Gwinnett County and Fulton County both experienced technical delays earlier Tuesday, resulting in long lines.


Gwinnett County, which used to be safely Republican, has become a more competitive spot in recent elections. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the county in 2016. 

Georgia is home to one of the most watched gubernatorial races in Tuesday's midterms, with polls showing Abrams and Republican candidate Brian Kemp locked in a tight race. Kemp is also Georgia's secretary of state, giving him the responsibility of overseeing the election. 

-Updated 8:24 p.m.