Fulton County has stopped counting absentee ballots for the remainder of Nov. 3.

Fulton County officials say employees have tabulated all in-person votes and ceased counting absentee ballots for the night. Employees have been sent home and will finish counting in the morning, Nov. 4. 

According to Fulton County, the absentee ballot count was delayed at least four hours due to a water leak early morning Nov. 3.

At around 6:07 a.m., the staff at State Farm Arena notified Fulton County Registration and Elections of a water leak affecting the room where absentee ballots were being tabulated. 

Within 2 hours, repairs were complete. The county says no ballots were damaged, nor was any equipment affected. There was a brief delay in tabulating absentee ballots while the repairs were being conducted.

The county has not been clear on why they have stopped counting absentee ballots for the not and has not yet responded for comment. 

Support Local Journalism

Now, more than ever, residents need trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Please support us by purchasing a digital subscription. Your subscription will allow you unlimited access to important local news stories. Our mission is to keep our community informed and we appreciate your support.


(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.