Early voting for this year’s General Election began today in Georgia.

And some folks took that much more literally than others.

Sylvester Pierce is an Atlanta voter who was first in line at the State Farm Arena polling location. He says this election is “dire” in terms of its impact on voters, both today and for years to come. That’s why he showed up well before dawn – to make sure his ballot gets cast without any delays.

For more information on which polls are open for early voting, click this link.