Clock Ticking On Provisional Ballots

Nov 9, 2018

Volunteers for Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams raced to make an important Friday deadline to ensure all votes in the gubernatorial race were counted.

Volunteers at phone banks across Georgia called the 21,000 voters who cast a provisional ballot to tell them they had until 5 p.m. to get to their local election board and clear up things like voter ID issues and get their vote counted.

Georgia State House Representative James Beverly volunteered in Macon. He said the provisional ballots could help push the race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp into a runoff.

“This is far from over," Beverly said. "We just have to get it done today with the provisional. But we still have the issue of these absentee ballots as well, right?”

There are also more than 69,000 absentee ballot requests to be accounted for before the certification of Georgia elections early next week.  Abrams is short about 26,000 votes to force a runoff.