The company told the state that ballots will be mailed eight days later than originally planned, Sterling said.
“We’re all dealing in a whole new world right now, and we’re working to make sure everyone can have a safe voting experience from their home,” Sterling said.
Georgia put in its order soon after Raffensperger announced March 24 he would send absentee ballot request forms to all active voters.
Runbeck, a subcontractor for Georgia’s voting company, Dominion Voting Systems, is charging between $1.88 and $2.38 for packaging and delivery of each ballot, envelope and privacy sleeve. The cost varies based on the size of different ballots across the state.
The state contracted with Runbeck because county election offices would have been overwhelmed by the demand for absentee ballots, likely resulting in errors, Sterling said.
Under state law, absentee ballots must begin to be mailed 45 days before the June 9 primary, by April 25.
Raffensperger on Thursday changed Georgia's primary date from May 19 to June 9 because of the public health danger of the coronavirus pandemic.