In Dawson County, the absentee ballot request form listed a Decatur County email address where it could be returned. Forms emailed to Decatur County in Southwest Georgia will be forwarded to Dawson, according to the county's elections office.
Gabriel Sterling in the secretary of state’s office said election officials tried to catch errors and moved quickly when they were discovered.
“The two counties where we found an error, it has not fundamentally impacted voters’ ability to request a ballot,” said Sterling, implementation manager for Georgia’s voting system. “We feel confident about the outcomes in this to keep people safe and healthy when voting.”
Seth Bringman, a spokesman for the voting rights group Fair Fight Action, said the secretary of state’s office should conduct a thorough review to detect inaccurate information that’s being distributed to voters.