In Gwinnett, voter registration and elections supervisor Lynn Ledford said the amount of traffic was the “busiest in 20 years for the presidential preference (primary) that I’ve seen it.” Ledford said that people had been coming through the door and calling since the office, in a Lawrenceville strip mall, opened at 8 a.m. At the close of business at 5 p.m., she estimated at least 200 people had come into the office.
In Clayton County’s voter registration office, “the flow is steady, but the phones are ringing like mad,” said Laterrial Francis, Clayton’s elections and registration supervisor.
Ledford surmised that a number of factors contributed to the rush, including the somewhat unexpected results of the Iowa caucus and the continued growth of the county.
Ledford said Gwinnett has about 370,000 voters. She said a backlog of 5,000 to 10,000 new voters will have to be added by the Feb. 5 primary.
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