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GA voting official: Thomas County has 2K absentee votes checked in, not uploaded yet

Gabriel Sterling
Posted at 12:18 PM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 12:46:35-05

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTXL) — Thomas County has about 2,000 absentee votes to upload into Georgia's voting system as of Wednesday morning, according to state election officials.

In a news conference Wednesday morning, Georgia Voting System Implementation Manager Gabriel Sterling announced that Thomas County is one of the top counties in the state where absentee votes have been checked in, but not uploaded yet.

As of 10 a.m. Thomas County had 2,078 absentee ballots that had been checked in but not uploaded yet, ranking number seven in the state for the category.

The top ten counties with outstanding absentee ballots not uploaded are below:

  1. Dekalb - 17,902
  2. Henry - 9,078
  3. Cobb - 5,896
  4. Chatham - 5,318
  5. Fulton - 5,294
  6. Gwinnett - 5,068
  7. Thomas - 2,078
  8. Bryan - 1,515
  9. Meriwether - 1,325
  10. Dougherty - 1,139

Sterling also said that there are about 14,000 overseas/military ballots still outstanding, but does not expect the full outstanding number to be reached.

So far, the 2020 Georgia runoff election has had about 4.3 million voters participating, with the breakdown as of 11:30 a.m. being as followed according to Sterling.

  • 1,314,547 election day votes
  • 2,073,829 advanced votes, early voting
  • 1,017,785 absentee votes that have been counted

Sterling, who said the state has no right to direct the counties, said the state has requested that the absentee ballots be uploaded by 1 p.m.

This is a developing story.