Lowndes County elections staff work double-time to ensure safe, fair election

Posted at 5:41 PM, Oct 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 17:41:41-04

LOWNDES COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Thousands of ballots have been making their way to the Lowndes County of Elections office.

Mail-in ballots have been piling inside the office, along with large turnouts of early voters.

Signatures on the ballots are verified, scanned, and then placed in a secure location until election day, where they will be counted.

With around 5,000 mail-in ballots already being received, Elections Supervisor Deb Cox says her staff has been putting in extra hours to ensure everyone's vote is cast.

"Everything is going smoothly, just a little overwhelming," said Cox. "We put on a lot of extra staff to make sure we keep up and keep everything going the way it's supposed to be going. It's a long day, our staff is working 80 plus hours a week, but we're making it happen."

Out of the 80,000 registered voters in Lowndes County, 15,000 have already cast their votes.

The supervisor also says that this is the most voters she's seen participate in early voting.