Voting problems hit Atlanta’s Adamsville Rec Center

Hundreds of voters stand in line because of technological glitch.

Georgia Democrats are calling for Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel to extend advanced voting on Saturday and Sunday after computer glitches caused a reported 500 people to wait two hours in line at a Fulton County polling place.

State Rep.-elect Rashad Taylor, D-Atlanta, says he received a call from a poll worker at the Adamsville Recreation Center in Southwest Atlanta on Thursday night who said the voter check-in machines couldn’t access the Secretary of State’s system shortly after 7 p.m. When he arrived at the rec center to assist poll workers, Taylor — who was joined by Atlanta City Council President Lisa Borders, Councilmember C.T. Martin and City Council Clerk Rhonda Johnson — says he saw an estimated 500 still waiting to cast ballots.

“A few days ago, there was a problem connecting to the system,” the representative-elect says. “This time, there was a problem with the system.”