Record numbers of Georgians plan to mail their ballots after Raffensperger sent absentee ballot request forms to the state's 6.9 million active registered voters, encouraging them to avoid in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The secretary took the unprecedented step to help expand absentee ballot requests in the state of Georgia during COVID-19,” Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs said. “During this time, it is critical to ensure that every vote counts, once.”
Absentee ballot fraud is rare in Georgia, and when cases do come before the State Election Board, they're usually minor or accidental, according to state records. Most cases involve election worker mistakes or improper ballot assistance.