Early ballots, drop boxes, will also be used in Georgia’s January runoff


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Absentee ballot drop boxes in Atlanta. / Emil Moffatt / WABE

Absentee ballot drop boxes, used for the first time in 2020 in Georgia, will be in place for the January runoff as well. [This report by NPR’s Atlanta affiliate gave no hint that these “emergency rules” are blamed for allegations of nationwide vote fraud by supporters of President Donald Trump.]

The State Election Board extended the emergency rule regarding drop boxes to cover the Jan. 5 runoff. It also extended the rule permitting counties to begin processing absentee ballots two weeks prior to Election Day, and actually mandated that counties begin doing so one week before the election. …

According to the Secretary of State’s office, more than 762,000 absentee ballots have been requested for the Jan. 5 runoffs. The majority of those are on the “rollover” list, made up of seniors, individuals with disabilities or military members who can sign up to automatically receive ballots. A third item originally listed on Monday’s agenda, regarding the enforcement of residency requirements, was taken off the table.


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