"At the time, the secretary of state had not yet solidified their plan to mail applications to all Georgians, and we anticipated that their effort would take several weeks," the county's elections office wrote on its website.
Cobb County paid $12,382 for printing and envelope stuffing, and $50,773 for postage, Elections Director Janine Eveler said Monday.
Absentee ballots will begin to be mailed next week to voters who have filled out and returned applications.
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