Letter to Georgia Elections Officials Reminding Them that State Law Requires the Same Polling Locations from November’s Election
On November 17, 2020, the ACLU of Georgia wrote to Georgia elections officials reminding them that “[u]nder Georgia law, the deadline for changing the number of polling places for the January 5 runoff passed on November 6, sixty days before January 5, 2021.”
Under Georgia law, the deadline for changing the number of polling places for the January 5 runoff passed on November 6, sixty days before January 5, 2021.
Providing the same number of polling locations that were available during the general election will help to ensure that the runoff election will be just as successful as the general election. It cannot be assumed that Election Day turnout for the runoff will be less than the Election Day turnout for the general election, given intense national attention and the fact that much of the runoff early voting period takes place during the holiday season. It is thus imperative that counties maintain the elections infrastructure used in November to accommodate large numbers of voters.