Records Still Not Available for 500,000 Georgia Absentee Ballots

worker holds a usps bin filled with dropped off absentee ballots

A polling worker holds 2020 presidential primary ballots that were dropped at a post office and brought to a government center to be processed and counted in Hartford, Connecticut. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By Jeffrey Rodack    |   Thursday, 10 December 2020 10:54 AM

Documents necessary to establish the chain of custody for more than 83% of the estimated 600,000 Georgia absentee ballots placed in drop boxes by voters and subsequently delivered to local election officials still have not been produced by state or county officials.

The Georgia Star News noted that the Georgia Election Code Emergency Rule mandates that every county is responsible for documenting the transfer of absentee ballots picked up at drop boxes.

The digital newspaper had sent out an Open Records Request for the ballot transfer forms to 77 of Georgia’s 159 counties. Bartow, Cobb, Clarke, and Cook counties provided the transfer forms.



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