The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office reports that investigators are looking into a handful of complaints from voters, but no major issues a few hours after polls opened.
Polls opened at 7 a.m. for voters to choose candidates for November’s elections.
Georgia election officials are encouraging voters to use social media to relay their voting experience and to report any irregularities or election complaints.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp said in a statement that voters can post to the agency’s Facebook (facebook.com/BrianKempGA); Twitter (twitter.com/briankempga); and Instagram (instagram.com/BrianKempGA) pages.
Candice Brose, a spokeswoman for the Secretary of State’s office, said early Tuesday that complaints range from someone not getting a correct ballot to a concern that one polling place doesn’t have enough parking spots for disabled people.
At a polling place in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, a woman reported being yelled at for bringing in materials with candidates’ names so she would remember who she wished to vote for. Brose said an investigator was dispatched to look into that complaint.
Kemp said that all complaints will be promptly reviewed by the agency’s investigators. He said that if needed, officers will open a formal State Election Board investigation.
On Twitter, Kemp’s office is using the hashtag #PostThePeach, hoping that voters use it to encourage their friends to vote.
Polls are scheduled to remain open until 7 p.m. Tuesday.