Highly Anticipated Senate Runoff In Georgia Shatters Early Voting Records

Written by on December 15, 2020

With three weeks left earlier than polls shut in two U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia that may decide the stability of energy in Washington, a report variety of early voters solid their ballots in individual in a number of counties, in line with experiences. 

Following shut races in November, Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are hoping they unseat incumbent Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue when polls shut on Jan. 5. Final month, the distinction in votes between candidates working for each Senate seats was sufficiently small to set off a runoff.

Each events have pumped hundreds of thousands of fundraising {dollars} into the state, understanding the implications of Senate management when Democrats are in command of each the White Home and Home of Representatives. 

As early voting kicked off on Monday, it was evident voters knew the gravity of the second. Election officers in Richmond County, which incorporates Augusta, mentioned on Monday that one of many county’s main voting facilities recorded 2,022 in-person voters by 5 p.m., marking a single-day report for early voting. 

On Tuesday morning, election officers in Muscogee County additionally mentioned they’re anticipating their early voter numbers for the runoff to match data notched within the November races. Greater than 3,400 folks voted in Muscogee County on Monday, in line with Muscogee County Elections Workplace Supervisor Nancy Boren

Moreover, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger introduced in November that greater than 762,000 absentee ballots have been requested for the runoffs, additionally marking a report. The state permits voters to solid ballots by mail with out offering a purpose for not doing so in individual

In Georgia, the early voting interval runs from Dec. 14 to Jan. 1, though dates and hours of operation for polling locations can range by county.

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