The Red & Black photographers visited various polling locations throughout the day on Election Day.
Across many polling places, lines were short and the locations were rather empty in Athens.
The Clarke Central High School voting precinct was very quiet around 2 p.m. The poll workers easily outnumbered the voters. Outside of the precinct, Bill and Jackie Pierson of the Unitarian Fellowship of Athens sat with snacks and drinks, just in case lines began to form.
While the Clarke Central precinct had mostly younger poll workers, the Georgia Square Mall precinct was full of veteran poll workers. Rick Dunn, assistant manager of the Georgia Square Mall precinct, has been a poll worker since 1984.
Athens Clarke County Library had a steady stream of voters coming in the afternoon of Election Day as well as several groups of people holding signs throughout the day. Even with the steady line, the wait for voters was never more than 10 minutes.