Update, Dec. 15: On the first day of early voting Monday, 2,675 people voted, according to Hall County Elections Coordinator Paige Thompson.
Waits remained short on Tuesday, according to county spokeswoman Katie Crumley. She said Tuesday afternoon that waits at Spout Springs Library were 20 minutes, two minutes at North Hall Community Center, two minutes at the former Turner, Wood and Smith building in downtown Gainesville and no wait at East Hall Community Center.
Crumley said the county had no issues to report with early voting.
Early voting for the Jan. 5 runoff elections begins Monday, Dec. 14, and voters in Hall County can go to four locations.
Voters can cast their ballots between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, from Dec. 14 through Dec. 31. Voting will not be held on Dec. 24 or 25.
The county has four locations open for early voting:
- East Hall Community Center, 3911 P Davidson Road, Gainesville
- North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville
- Spout Springs Library, 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch
- 100 Brenau Ave., Gainesville
Polling places will include several precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Poll workers will wear masks, and machines will be sanitized between voters. Glass dividers will also be installed where voters check in with poll workers.