Ga. Secretary of State’s Office gives update on runoff election results

Georgia Secretary of State's Office during a news conference Wednesday morning on the Senate...
Georgia Secretary of State's Office during a news conference Wednesday morning on the Senate runoff election results.(WTOC)
Updated: Jan. 6, 2021 at 12:31 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (WTOC) - As of 10 a.m. Wednesday, there were about 60,000 votes to be counted in Georgia.

The Secretary of State’s Office has asked the counties to upload those results Wednesday by 1 p.m. Most of those ballots are in the Metro Atlanta area. Here’s a look at where those outstanding votes are:

  • DeKalb - 17,902
  • Henry - 9,078
  • Cobb - 5,896
  • Chatham - 5,318
  • Fulton - 5,294
  • Gwinnett - 5,068
  • Thomas - 2,078
  • Bryan - 1,515

And the numbers continue for smaller counties as well.

“Most counties will make that deadline,” said Gabriel Sterling, Voting Implementation Manager, Georgia Secretary of State’s Office. “Others are working diligently to get through that. I want to remind everybody these folks are tired. They’ve had a long day, week, year, and they are doing their best to get these results quickly. I know some were surprised by how quickly these results did come in, but that’s the advantage of having three races on the ballot.”

These numbers are fluid and will change as the day goes on, he said. In addition to that, there are overseas ballots that still need to be counted. In Georgia, there were about 14,000 requested.

The ballots returned have to be postmarked by yesterday (Jan. 5) and received by Friday, Jan. 8, to be counted. It’s possible the David Perdue (R – incumbent) and Jon Ossoff (D-challenger) race may not be called until Friday or even Saturday.

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