As this historic election week draws to a close, votes are still being counted in the race for United States President between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, as well as several other key races in Tuesday’s general election.
Brad Raffensperger, Georgia’s Secretary of State, says, “We’re as anxious as anyone to see the final results and to start work on certification and planning for our runoff elections. As the work goes on, I want to assure Georgia voters that every legal vote was cast and accurately counted.”
As of 10:35 pm on Thursday night, there were approximately 14,097 ballots still outstanding; 444 of those were in Floyd County.
In addition to the runoff between Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock for US Senate on January 5th, it appears there will be a runoff between David Perdue and Jon Ossoff. Advance voting will begin across Georgia in that election on Monday, December 14th. Dr. Thomas Rees, Chair of Floyd County’s Board of Elections and Registration, anticipates that a busy holiday season might put a dent in voter turnout.
Board member Melanie Conrad believes that the excitement from the general election will carry over to the runoff.
Locals with election questions may reach out to the Floyd County Elections Office by phone at (706) 291-5167. Updated statewide results from Tuesday’s general election are posted on the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, which is www.sos.ga.gov.