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Thu Apr 22, 2021, 03:57 PM

Absentee ballot rejections declined after Georgia installed drop boxes

Source: Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Fewer Georgia voters returned their absentee ballots too late in last year’s presidential election, when many of them used drop boxes to avoid the risk of slow mail delivery.

Ballot drop boxes won’t be available for last-minute voting in future elections. Georgia’s new voting law limits drop boxes to early voting locations that close the Friday before election day.

Election data obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that ballot rejections plummeted as a record number of voters, over 1.3 million, cast absentee ballots. The figures were provided by the secretary of state’s office in response to a request under the Open Records Act.
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The introduction of ballot drop boxes during the coronavirus pandemic partially explains why election officials discarded absentee ballots less often than in the past. Drop boxes were available until polls closed on Election Day, and ballots delivered afterward by the U.S. Postal Service were rejected.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/politics/absentee-ballot-rejections-declined-after-georgia-installed-drop-boxes/PCWPFF5HEJE5HDG3IE642BO55Y/



Looks to me that the drop boxes served a good purpose. Of course that means that the (R)s are limiting them in the future.

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iluvtennis Apr 22 #1
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Response to ga_girl (Original post)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:19 PM

1. Yep, ga_girl, the GQP will be limiting drop boxes under new law Kemp passed earlier this month.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 22, 2021, 06:29 PM

2. Thought it was GQP

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Response to Lithos (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 23, 2021, 10:35 AM

3. Yep, my bad :-) n/t

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