Georgia voters locked out of Virginia-Highland Church early Tuesday

Earlier we reported that the doors to the Virginia-Highland Church weren’t open to voters until 8:45 a.m. and that the precinct didn’t have working air conditioning.

Annette Bernard tells the AJC she also went to the church this morning only to be greeted by poll workers saying that the doors were locked.

Bernard said she headed to work but received a call about 9:30 a.m. that the polling site was now open and she could return to vote.

Poll workers told Bernard they were trying to get an injunction to allow that site to stay open longer.

The AJC is working to confirm whether that precinct will be allowed to stay open longer.

Please check back for updates.

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6 comments Add your comment


July 20th, 2010
12:35 pm

It would be really nice to hear what caused this poll to fail to open on time when thousands of other polling places across the state can open on time. Was it a technical issue, or did someone fail to wake up on time?


July 20th, 2010
12:42 pm

I’m sure that ACORN and/or the Black Panthers had something to do with it.


July 20th, 2010
12:49 pm

Leroy farted


July 20th, 2010
1:37 pm

Nice Popeye Club flashback there, Art. Only we natives know the code. All others, please stick your hand in the ooey-gooey bag.


July 20th, 2010
1:52 pm

I guess it’s about thime that the NAACP start with their usual schmeal about roadblocks and police intimidation (you see just the mere presence of a police officer enroute from home to polling place constitutes official intimidation)


July 20th, 2010
1:53 pm

The Ooey-Gooey bag. Now that sounds like a pool for potential political candidates.