Report: Voter turned away in Decatur because of crying babyFile photo by Jonathan Phillips
A DeKalb County mom tried to vote early ahead of the Nov. 8 election but was turned away because her 2-year-old child was crying too loudly, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
Jennifer Fair told the AJC that her 2-year-old started crying when she went to cast her ballot in downtown Decatur. That’s when a poll worker instructed her she’d have to leave. State law supports the poll worker’s actions, the AJC reported.
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Fair reported on Facebook that she was able to cast her ballot on the last day of early voting which is today, Nov. 4.
The DeKalb County Board of Elections reports that 170,000 out of 518,947 registered voters have voted early this year.