ATLANTA (WSAV) – Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger held a press conference Thursday morning giving an update on the state of June 9 elections in Georgia.
Raffensperger told reporters the state’s efforts to increase absentee voting has been a “success.”
Georgia voters requested over 1.5 million absentee ballots due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Raffensberger announced over half a million have been received back.
“My goal since the COVID crisis began is to do everything I an to ensure we have an election that has worked,” said Raffensberger, “that is why we stood up the absentee ballot program but we still need the voters’ help.”
“During this process the people of Georgia have maintained more in person voting options during this pandemic than any other state in the country combined. We have cut through the political rhetoric ignored the talking heads and put you the voter first, e have maintained your right to choose in this election. If you want to vote from the safety of your home you can. If you prefer in person you may. We know this process is working”
Watch the entire press conference in the video above.
Early voting in Georgia continues through June 5.
Early voting locations and times:
- Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 29
- Main Office at 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Savannah)
- Saturday Voting
- May 30, 2020 at 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Savannah)
- Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5 (two locations)
- Main Office at 1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Savannah)
- Pooler Municipal Court at 100 SW US Highway 80 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.