Tens of thousands of new poll workers have been hired. Voting sites have also expanded, especially in Fulton County, which has added 91 polling places since June.
A record number of voters, 3.9 million, cast their ballots in advance of Election Day. And about 2,000 technicians will be available to respond to problems with voting equipment.
“Tomorrow will be a record — and successful — election here in Georgia,” Raffensperger said. “I want to assure all voters, regardless of party or ideology, that the outcome of the election will be accurate. We will have an audit to verify the results. You can all have faith in the outcome.”
Most election results will be revealed election night, said Gabriel Sterling, the state’s voting system manager.
A state elections rule passed in August allowed absentee ballots to be opened and scanned in advance, meaning they can be tabulated soon after polls close. But absentee ballots that arrive at county election offices on Monday and Tuesday might not be counted until later this week.
Raffensperger said most votes will be counted Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Final outcomes of close races might become clear Wednesday, he said.
- Double-check that your voting location hasn’t changed by visiting the My Voter Page at www.mvp.sos.ga.gov.
- Prepare for lines if you plan to vote when polls open at 7 a.m.
- Bring photo ID, which is required under Georgia law.
- Make sure to review your choices and insert your paper ballot into a scanner before leaving the polling place. Otherwise, it won’t count.