Muscogee Co. preparing for recount and runoff election

Muscogee Co. preparing for recount and runoff election

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The Trump campaign has requested a recount of all the presidential ballots in Georgia and state election officials are focusing on what that process might look like.

At the local level, elections officials are preparing for that, but are also focused on the Jan. 5 runoff elections when Georgians will decide which party controls the U.S. Senate.

Nancy Boren, Muscogee County Elections supervisor, said the last day voters can register to vote in the runoff is Dec. 7 and highlighted the key dates for early voting.

“Early voting will start on December 14 and will continue until December 31,”Boren said. “We will be voting the weekend of December 19th and the 20th, so from the 14th through the 23rd of December, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., we have four locations: City Services Center, Shirley B. Winston Rec. Center. Psalmond Road Recreation Center is a new location for us. We will not be voting at the health department.”

As of Monday, Boren said she and her staff have already mailed over 16,000 absentee ballots for the runoff election in Jan. Boren said based on the early voter turnout from the general election, she is planning on having a similar turnout number with over 80,000 showing up to early vote.

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