With a record turnout expected across Georgia for this year’s presidential election and fears about exposure to the coronavirus, election officials and advocacy groups have been encouraging people to vote early — either in person or by absentee ballot.
WABE’s “Morning Edition,” with host Lisa Rayam, broadcast live from the arena Monday morning and spoke to Arpan Patel, a poll assistant manager.
Patel said his team is ready for a good influx of people casting their ballots at the arena.
Voter Courtnie Owens stopped by the WABE workspace at State Farm Arena and spoke to Rayam.
Owens said she came out to the polls Monday morning because the handling of the pandemic and social injustice are two of the reasons that she is passionate about voting in this election.
“This election specifically is personal to me,” Owens said. “And we say each election is the most important election. But this is, in fact, the most important election for us personally because we have so much at stake.”