— By Miguel Legoas, The Augusta Chronicle, May 25, 2020 —
“Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger urged more absentee voting Monday in response to coronavirus infections in Appling and McDuffie counties related to voting sites.
‘We would really highly encourage people to vote absentee, just because you don’t know what the situation could be,’ Raffensperger said during a teleconference. ‘If this happened in the larger counties, shut down a couple precincts, it could create a much larger disruption.’”
“Raffensperger said there are 1 million absentee ballots that haven’t been returned, and he asked voters to mail them in as soon as possible in order to speed up the process and prevent a last-minute influx of ballots.”
“‘The shortest line you’ll have will be at your kitchen table when you vote absentee,’ he said.”
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