Boyce went on to call election officials “true public servants” who spent “many months” preparing.
“The general election in November will draw even more voters and we can expect similar circumstances,” he said. “As much as I believe the current system is broken, I don’t see it being replaced or repaired in a significant way before November. What I can assure you is that the elections team is taking the necessary measures to ensure that your vote is protected and counted.”
Boyce, a Republican, is seeking reelection and ran in the primary himself. As of Friday, he maintained a healthy lead ahead of two challengers for the party’s nomination, with thousands of ballots still pending.
Meanwhile, Cobb elections staff were preparing to continue counting absentee ballots through the weekend.
A spokesperson said Friday the county had so far processed about 73,000 ballots that were mailed in or dropped off, with as many as 36,000 still pending.
In total, about 109,000 absentee ballots were submitted,a record amount for Cobb.
There were also 1,250 provisional ballots, most of which have already been reported.