Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said three counties in his state violated absentee ballot regulations during the 2020 elections and referred them for investigation.
“Since day one, I have made securing Georgia’s election a top priority and I have not stopped working since then,” Raffensperger said. “Though the overwhelming majority of counties did what they were supposed to, this demonstrates that new steps need to be taken to fully secure our elections. Securing elections is work that is never truly finished.”
He referred Coffee, Grady, and Taylor counties for investigation after they “failed to do their absentee ballot transfer forms in violation of Georgia Rules and Regulations.”
The counties account for 0.37% of all the absentee ballots cast in the November election. Raffensperger said 123 counties had drop boxes during the 2020 election, and only 120 “filled out and retained ballot transfer forms in accordance with Georgia rules.”