State Probing Why Some Georgia Voters Haven’t Been Sent Absentee Ballots

The state recorded about 1.1 million absentee ballots during the 2020 June 9 primary. That number is expected to grow for the November presidential election.

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Georgia’s election board has begun an investigation after some Fulton County voters who requested absentee ballots by email never received them.

Voters tell WSB-TV that they can’t see any evidence from the state’s website that their requests for absentee ballots were ever processed.

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This means those voters will have to go in person to polling sites — something election leaders have been urging people to avoid to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the station reports.

Georgia’s election director blames Fulton County for making poor decisions in how they process applications.

Fulton County officials said in a statement that they’ve processed “almost every” absentee ballot request, but have heard from some voters who submitted their request but have yet to receive their ballot.