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Thousands of temporary and overseas ballots still arrive in Georgia



Election officials lack the total number of provisional residual statewide ballots in Georgia, which are issued when voters go to the wrong precinct, cannot find their registration information, or they lack proper documentation photo body.

Fulton County reported 3,900 provisional ballots, and DeKalb County had 1,600. But data on pending ballot counts in most other counties is not available.

Election officials will count the provisional ballots without the need for voters to take any further action in most cases. For example, if a ballot is cast in the wrong precinct, the votes will be counted for the races in which the voter is eligible.

But if voter registration information is questionable, they will need to give that information to county elections offices by the end of Friday for their ballots to count.

Voters also face a Friday deadline to correct the problem with denied absentee ballots. Election officials turned down nearly 2,000 absentee ballots until Thursday, mostly due to a mismatch or missing signature.

State law requires election officials to contact voters and allow them to correct errors.


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