Posted November 8, 2016 07:50 pm - Updated November 8, 2016 08:29 pm

BLOG: Voting starts to end across Athens-Clarke County

As 7 p.m. neared Tuesday, polls on the eastern side of Athens-Clarke County were clearing out their last few voters and closing the doors to their polling places. At 6:50 p.m., a few dozen people remained in line at Gaines Elementary School, and by 7 p.m., poll workers at Fire Station 7 on Barnett Shoals Road were pulling up the 'Vote Here' signs. A few miles away, poll workers at Whit Davis Elementary School were folding tables, and at the county's voter machine building, elections officials were awaiting the arrival of the first ballots of the night.