October 28th, 2008
11:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Long lines, few machines hamper voting in Georgia county

Hundreds of people stand in line outside the Frank Bailey Senior Center Tuesday in Riverdale, Georgia.
Hundreds of people stand in line outside the Frank Bailey Senior Center Tuesday in Riverdale, Georgia.

RIVERDALE, Georgia (CNN) - Melvin Dubose wishes he had just decided to vote in New York.

The Clayton County resident, who registered to vote in Georgia when he moved six months ago, showed up at the Frank Bailey Senior Center in Riverdale, Georgia, at 9 a.m. hoping to cast his vote early.

At 2 p.m. Dubose had just reached the front of the line - that ran hundreds deep and snaked around the senior center into the back parking lot.

After battling temperatures in the 40s and finally reaching the front door, yet another line and voter information forms stood between Dubose and the voting booth.

"It's ridiculous," he said. "It's worth it, but it's completely unnecessary. We shouldn't have to wait four or five hours in the cold to be able to vote. I would have voted in New York if I knew it was going to be like this."

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