Despite the rainy weather, a line began to form before 7 a.m. ET at the C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center polling site in southwest Atlanta.
When the polls opened, voters moved through the queue relatively quickly, getting in and out within a few minutes.
Tondalia Smith said she previously tried voting during the early voting period but left after an hour and a half of waiting. She returned to vote this morning and was pleasantly surprised by how fast she was able to cast her ballot. "I was like, thank you Jesus, I came early," she said.
When CNN asked if she was concerned the gloomy weather would impact turnout, she said, "No, not at all. We have to come outside."
“I didn’t care if it was snowing, mud; I was going to be here."
Other voters at the recreation center echoed that resolve.
"It's part of nature," said Gail Banks, noting the rainy weather didn't sway her and hopes it does not impact others.
"It took a long time for us all to vote, us being Black. You know what I'm saying? So why give up the opportunity," Banks said.
"I think people have purpose in their hearts to get the right person in that office. So the weather is not going to be a factor coming out," said James Hall, who voted with his 25-year-old grandson Demarco.
"Our choices that we make today will determine a lot that goes on in the next 10 to 20 years," said Demarco Hill, adding he wouldn't miss the opportunity to vote whether there is rain, snow or sleet.