Early voting started in Georgia and the first few days at the polls were rough, to say the least. 

Tens of thousands of voters showed up to the polls on the first day of early voting and were met with crazy long lines. 

The turnout was record-breaking, but it came at a cost as some people waited up to 12 hours just to cast their ballot. 

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3 Metro Atlanta counties now track voter waiting times

After a rough start, three Metro Atlanta counties are making it easier for voters to find out just how long they'll have to wait in line to cast their ballot. 

In an effort to alleviate long lines, Cobb County, Fulton County, and Gwinnett County have created websites that track the wait times at each polling location in the county. 

The tracking services often show voter waiting times of less than an hour, and some voters are reporting that lines are indeed shorter.

This solution is especially important for those looking to avoid crowds and practice social distancing due to COVID-19. 

As early voting continues ahead of Election Day on November 3, Georgians continue to show up in record-breaking numbers to cast their votes. 

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