Lots of folks registering to vote.

AJC: Georgians flock to register to vote in primary

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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4 comments

  1. AubieTurtle says:

    This is for the same reason why we have such a long election season this time: almost everyone is anxious to see the Bush administration gone. While the Republican’s can’t say so publicly, many of them seem to be madder at the President than the Democrats are.

  2. Tea Party says:

    Oh hell yeah. Why the heck do you think a rational economic man goes around calling himself Tea Party?

    Pissed off doesn’t even come close. 30 years of my near perfect GOP voting record to elect the new GOP ‘spend and spend’ brand of arrogance?

    I might join my neighbors at Manual’s tomorrow nite and gaze at the nudie, JFK, and wonder what my GOP was thinking.

    Co-opted by evangelical extremests, blathering about non-issues such as Roe v.Wade (It is done, people, move the F*** on) Go for open adoptions but enough already, let’s see—Oh yeah, a war on drugs (How horribly cynical can we get–The Feds are creating a criminal class and are complicit in the whole mess) , a war on terror (Oops, we invaded the wrong Country, better go eat some yellow cake)

    I am sorry, but I am a bit pissed off tonite…seems nobody hears until the wheel squeeks.

    And finally, Mr. Speaker, please tell me how taxing everything from rent to catheters is going to help any of us??? Would somebody get me a pill…

  3. Grits says:

    Obama, Hillary – I am happy to see more people get involved. Something tells me that there are a lot of Huckabee people registering aslso – he is leading in all of the polls!

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