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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Hall Co. Elections officials continue to upload record number of absentee by mail ballots

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Hall County Elections officials will continue to scan and submit absentee by mail ballots to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office into the night after a record number of such ballots were received by the department.

“We have had teams of people actively opening, sorting, reviewing and scanning absentee by mail ballots since Oct. 19,” Hall County Elections Director Lori Wurtz said. “We remain committed to finalizing the tabulation of absentee ballots by Wednesday afternoon in compliance with the deadlines outlined by the Secretary of State’s Office.”

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, approximately 94 percent of all Hall County votes had been tabulated. That includes 53,755 ballots that were cast in-person during early voting and 15,477 ballots cast at polling precincts during in-person voting on Election Day.

Also as of 11 p.m. Tuesday, 16,261 absentee by mail votes had been scanned and submitted to the Georgia Secretary of State, leaving approximately 5,000 ballots left to scan and possibly review through the ballot review process before submitting to the state.

“The men and women of Hall County Elections have been working tirelessly to ensure every vote cast by a Hall County voter is counted and counted correctly,” Hall County Elections Board Chairman Tom Smiley said. “I am confident in our elections officials and feel humbled by their willingness to work late into the night to deliver accurate election results that represent the desires of our community.”

Voters can view the latest results by clicking on the Election 2020Results 2020 link at www.hallcounty.org.

Hall County currently has 128,228 registered, active voters.

(The numbers reported above are unofficial and incomplete until certified.)

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