The remaining large number of absentee ballots can delay the final election result for several days.
But many county elections offices said they were planning to complete most of the counting time on Wednesday.
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said he wanted counties to complete the count of absenteeism quickly so that they could decide close races. State law allows county election officials until November 13 to confirm final election results.
“Officials in many counties are continuing to count votes, with strong security protocols in place to protect the integrity of our election,” said Raffensperger. “It̵
7;s important to act quickly, but it’s more important to get it right.”
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Forsyth, Harris, Dougherty, Bryan and Laurens Counties rounded up the 10 jurisdictions with the most pending absentee ballots.
The remaining absentee ballot count is correct at 8:40 pm Wednesday, but the number is likely to change rapidly as election officials count more votes.
According to the AJC analysis, at least 83 of Georgia’s 159 counties had no absentee ballots counted.
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