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All active voters in Georgia will soon be mailed absentee ballot request forms for the election, Raffensperger announced last week. Georgia has allowed any registered voter to use an absentee ballot since 2005. In-person voting will remain available during early voting and on election day.
Raffensperger said Friday that he and county officials plan to stick with the May 19 election date.
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Under state law, the secretary of state can postpone an election for 45 days during an emergency, as he did March 14. In-person early voting will resume 44 days later, on April 27.
But Ralston’s letter said the 45 days postponement can be extended “if an emergency is ongoing.” He suggested holding the election June 16.