Cobb sees finish line on ballot counting

A voter wears a mask and gloves to cast her vote at stations at least six feet apart on the first day of early voting at the Cobb County Board of Elections & Registration on Monday, May 18, 2020, in Marietta. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

Cobb County election officials are nearing the end of a week-long slog to count a record number of absentee ballots that were mailed or dropped off for the June 9 primary.

As of Tuesday morning, about 9,500 such ballots remained, according to county spokesman Ross Cavitt. Most of these were ballots that could not be scanned due to torn or stained paper or other problems, and may have to be processed manually.

In total, about 106,500 absentee ballots were submitted,a record amount for Cobb, Cavitt said. County officials had originally put that number at 109,000.

The county was originally scheduled to certify the results on Wednesday, but that has been pushed to Friday

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