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North Georgia polling location see large crowds

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WALKER COUNTY, GA -

Voters in Georgia have already set a new record based on the large number of early voters this year.

As the polls opened at 7 a.m. on Super Tuesday, volunteers said they're preparing for one of the busiest election days they've ever seen.

"I think this is a day a lot of people have been waiting for," Poll Manager Jim Cole said, "There seems to be a lot of interest this year and I think we're going to have a good turnout among the whole state of Georgia."

Before the polls even opened there was a long line of voters at Rossville City Hall.

"I was expecting there to be long lines, that's why I got up early," said voter Don Davis.

For some, this was the same polling location they've voted at for years..
    
For others, like 20-year-old Katy Collins, this was their first time.

"I've been looking forward to this since I was very young," Collins said, "You know I calculated when I would be able to vote in my first presidential election probably when I was about 11 or 12."

Collins and her mom went through the voting process together. They say it only takes five minutes, and its impact could last a lifetime.

"I'm really excited to see her so involved in politics," said April Jagger, "I just hate it when people say politics isn't important, because politics is life."

Their enthusiasm is exactly what poll manager Jim Cole loves to see on election day. He says he's challenging all the younger people he knows to get out and vote.

"We need more younger voters to step up and start voting in this election because it's so necessary," Cole said.

In Georgia, the polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

To find your nearest polling location, click here.

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