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Kemp: Georgians can be confident in elections

Secretary of State Brian Kemp (Source: WALB) Secretary of State Brian Kemp (Source: WALB)

ATLANTA (AP) - The Latest on final preparations for elections in Georgia: (all times local):

9 a.m.

Georgia's top elections official says people should be confident in Georgia's elections system when polls open on Tuesday.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp is traveling the state Monday to discuss preparations. He will make a stop in Albany as well.

The agency's investigations division has opened 25 investigations during the early voting period. Kemp says that's typical for a presidential year. He said none of the reports indicate widespread problems.

Kemp also updated record-breaking totals for early voting, saying more than 2.37 million people cast ballots.

Kemp is urging people to use his office's web site to find the correct polling place and look at a sample ballot. He says people shouldn't get anxious if lines are long and noted that Georgia law allows anyone in line by the 7 p.m. poll closing time to vote.

Polls open at 7 a.m.

5 a.m.

More than 2 million Georgians turned out to break the state's early voting record, suggesting turnout on Tuesday will be high.

The presidential race between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton has dominated in Georgia even though the candidates haven't focused on the state.

U.S. Senate and other candidates are making a final pitch before polls open. Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson plans stops Monday in four cities in his bid for a third term. Democrat Jim Barksdale also is expected to continue stumping for votes.

More than 6.6 million Georgians are registered.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp also plans to travel the state Monday to discuss preparations for election day.

Voting rights groups are finalizing plans to help people with questions and follow up on any complaints.

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