Chatham Co. Board of Registrars extends hours to help provisional ballot voters

Chatham County verifies over 300 provisional ballots

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Chatham County Board of Registrars has decided to extend business hours Friday, Nov. 9 to accommodate any voters who cast a provisional ballot.

The office will now remain open until 6 p.m.

Any voter who cast a provisional ballot due to missing or insufficient ID issues can bring the confirming ID to the main office of the Board of Registrars (1117 Eisenhower Dr., Suite E) or call Sabrina German at the Board of Registrars at 912-790-1520 to discuss any questions or concerns before coming to the office.

There’s a big push right now to make sure every Georgian’s voice is heard, and supporters of both Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp are watching the process closely. We spoke to representatives with both the Republican and Democratic parties about the provisional and absentee vote counting process.

“I’m hoping that we’ll be able to resolve once and for all the finality of all of the votes, the provisional votes that are out, so we can get this election closer to being certified so there will be no question about Brian Kemp as our next governor,” said Linda Olson, Chairman, Chatham County Republican Party.

“I think it’s hasty on anyone’s part to claim a victory until the votes are certified,” said Abrams phone bank volunteer, Rep. J. Craig Gordon. "It’s like purchasing a piece of real estate. You can have a house under contract, but you can’t go in with a sledgehammer and start making renovations to it until you’ve gone through a closing process.

Rep. Gordon says he’d have the same conversation with either Kemp or Abrams.

At last check, a little more than three hundred provisional ballots were being verified at the Chatham County Board of Registrar’s Office. That office said they anticipate qualifying about half of those, to then send to the Board of Elections Office to be counted.

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