Political

  Chatham Co. election officials expecting to meet recount deadline

With just a day until the deadline, the recount continues here in Chatham County.

Rep. Rick Allen tests positive for COVID-19

Georgia Secretary of State officially certifies 2020 election results

Georgia presidential hand tally done; affirms Biden lead

Georgia Gov. Kemp stays on sidelines of GOP election fight

Deadline near for hand tally of presidential race in Georgia

Loeffler, Warnock set for head-to-head debate in Georgia

Continued Coverage

  Hand-count audit continues in Chatham Co.

  Effingham Co. Day at the Capitol moving home in 2021

  U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff makes stop in Savannah

  Political parties looking to encourage voter turnout

  Young voters one of largest groups of registered voters in Chatham Co.

  Ga. Senate candidate John Ossoff shares what’s at stake for the U.S. Senate seat

  Chatham Co. Board of Elections working to certify results

Monday the Chatham County Board of Elections plans to post an additional 280 provisional ballots.

Ga. Senate races projected to head to runoff

The world of politics will be focused on Georgia from now until January.

  Biden defeats Trump for White House, says ‘time to heal’

Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.

  Chatham County Commissioner Chairman-elect ready to jump into new position

As we’ve watched the close race for Chatham County Commissioner we now know Chester Ellis will be fill the role this January.

  Chatham Co. counting last of ballots, deadline passes for remaining ballots to arrive

  New board members elected to Beaufort Co. School Board

  Road work ahead; Effingham Co. residents approve TSPLOST

  Candidates for Chatham Co. Commission Chairman awaiting results

  New Evans Co. sheriff elected

  Professor speaks about how absentee ballots are impacting Chatham Co. District Attorney race

  Beaufort Co. working to count ballots

Beaufort County election workers are still calculating votes.

  Ballots nearly all counted in Effingham Co. on Election Day

Early voting numbers nearly double election day voting in Effingham County. But regardless of in-person, early vote, or mail in the board of elections was able to have all ballots counted by Tuesday night.

  Bryan Co. residents voting to elect new sheriff

Over in Bryan County, the sheriff’s race is one to watch Tuesday night.

  Liberty Co. saw shorter lines on Election Day thanks to absentee voting

Voters in Liberty County made sure to turnout for the 2020 election.

  Lowcountry voters making their voices heard on Election Day

Polling locations in the Lowcountry saw a burst of activity Tuesday morning.

Election 2020: Polls open across Georgia, South Carolina

Election Day 2020 has arrived. The polls opened Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. in Georgia and South Carolina.

  Memorial Health doctor weighs in on election stress and your health

With this election season coming to an end soon, most of us are stressed out. It can be hard to relax during this time.

  Chatham Co. Board of Elections sends out voting equipment

Dozens of bags of voting equipment and other necessities have been handed over to poll managers Monday afternoon at the Chatham County Board of Elections, all in an effort to make for a smooth start to Tuesday’s voting.

  Monday last day for absentee voting in S.C.

The polls in South Carolina closed for the last day of early-absentee voting in the state.

  Rep. Carter, Griggs both feeling confident ahead of Congressional race showdown

The two candidates for Georgia’s First District Congressional seat are ready.

  Ga. COVID-19 protocols change for voters on Election Day

The guidance issued by the Georgia Department of Public Health over the weekend says folks who have COVID-19 or are quarantining after potential exposure can leave the house to go vote in-person.

  Ga. Secretary of State gives update ahead of Election Day

Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation. With just one day to go, the Secretary of State held a news conference Monday to update Georgians on the ongoing voting in the general election.

  Last day for early voting in Georgia is Friday

The final day of in-person early voting in Georgia before the November 3 Election is Friday, Oct. 30.

  Toombs Co. sees large turnout on last day of early voting

Early voting ends Friday in Georgia, and the Toombs County Board of Elections had a consistent line of voters throughout the day.

  Montgomery Co. seeing good early voter turnout

Over the last three weeks, Georgia voters have smashed previous early voting records.

  When can you expect to see election results?

We are still seeing long lines across Beaufort County for absentee voting. But, every person that votes early is one less person that needs to turn out on Election Day.

FBI did not report threat against Gov. McMaster, SLED says

The head of South Carolina’s Law Enforcement Division said his office was left in the dark about threats made against Gov. Henry McMaster.

  Buelterman, Ellis vie for Chatham Co. Commission Chair seat

A former Chatham County mayor is hoping to lead the county next year.

Report: McMaster was one of several targets of group suspected of planning to kidnap Michigan governor

Gov. Henry McMaster was one of several people targeted by a group suspected of planning to kidnap the Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, according to The Detroit News.

  WTOC hosts debate between Ga. U.S. Senatorial candidates

WTOC hosted Georgia’s second U.S. Senatorial Debate between Incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue and Democratic Challenger John Ossoff.

  Residents along ash roads in Effingham Co. hopeful TSPLOST will pass

Although there are a lot of big names on the ballot for the general election this year one of the biggest items residents of Effingham County will vote on may actually be a referendum for a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST.

  McIntosh Co. sees record number of ballots cast ahead of Election Day

According to the Board of Elections, McIntosh County is seeing a record number of ballots cast ahead of November 3.

  Savannah lawyer challenges Incumbent Meg Heap for District Attorney seat

Chatham County voters are having to decide if they want to keep current District Attorney Meg Heap or give Shalena Cook Jones an opportunity to serve in the role.

  Ga. Secretary of State pleased to see state breaking early voting records

Georgia continues to break early voting records for the general election.

  Do campaign signs work?

The 2020 campaign season is drawing to a close.

  Beaufort Co. seeing record number of early voters, many first time voters

Voters in South Carolina have been able to vote in-person absentee since October 5. Since then we’ve seen a record number of people coming out and many are doing so for the first time.

  Lowcountry seeing high turnout for early in-person, absentee voting

The Lowcountry is breaking early voting records.

  Candidates for U.S. House District One, Ga. House District 164 gather for forum

Republican and Democratic candidates running for U.S. House District One and Georgia House District 164 gathered at a forum hosted by the Savannah Jaycees to make sure voters know where they stand on the issues that concern them most.

  Early voting underway in Bulloch Co.

Voters who’ve made up their minds continue to show up at the polls early to cast their ballots. That’s meant long lines in many places.

Debate between Ga. U.S. Senatorial candidates rescheduled

The U.S. Senatorial debate hosted by WTOC between David Perdue and John Ossoff has been rescheduled.

  Chatham Co. Board of Elections giving tips on early and absentee voting

Thursday was the fourth day of early voting in Georgia.

  Supervisors report large turnouts for Liberty Co. early voting

Early voting is underway in Liberty County.

  Early voting underway in Bryan Co.

Bryan County saw hundreds of voters turn out for the first day of early voting.

  Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate holds rally in Savannah

The Vice Presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party was in Savannah on Monday.

Donald Trump Jr. makes second stop in Savannah to rally voters

Donald Trump Jr. held a campaign rally for his father, President Donald Trump, in Savannah on Monday.

  South Carolina reminding voters to sign absentee ballots

Early voting has started and absentee ballots have been mailed out n South Carolina, but some people still have a few questions. Here’s everything you need to know.

Perdue, Ossoff set for 1st Georgia Senate debate

Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia is facing off against Democrat Jon Ossoff in the first debate of their U.S. Senate race.

Donald Trump Jr. back in Savannah Monday for ‘MAGA’ event

Donald Trump Jr. will host a "Make America Great Again!" event in Savannah on Monday, Oct. 12.

Libertarian VP candidate Jermey ‘Spike’ Cohen campaigning in Savannah Monday

Libertarian Vice President candidate Jermey “Spike” Cohen will be in Savannah on Monday, Oct. 12.

  Chatham Co. poll workers train for election day

The Chatham County Board of Elections Office says up to 1,000 people are ready to work the polls in November.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims from Pence and Harris VP debate

Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris tussled Wednesday in the first and only vice presidential debate before the Nov. 3 election, coming as the coronavirus sidelined President Donald Trump at the White House.

  Candidates for Chatham Co. Commission Chairman ready to tackle pandemic

Chatham County Commission is set to get a new chairman this year.

Chatham County Commission Chair candidate debate set for Tuesday

This week, the League of Women Voters is offering two forums concerning two very important races in Chatham County.

Chatham Co. District Attorney candidates debate

One of the big races in Chatham County is for District Attorney.

Supreme Court grants request to require witness signatures on absentee ballots in South Carolina

The Supreme Court has granted a request by South Carolina election officials to require witness signatures on absentee ballots. The decision was made pending appeal.

  Ga. state park renamed after late Sen. Jack Hill

Southeast Georgia lost one of its great leaders in April, when long-time State Senator Jack Hill died.

  Monday last day to register to vote in Ga.

The November election is slowly approaching, which means Monday was the last day to register to vote in Georgia.

  Chatham Co. Board of Elections expecting large voter turnout on Nov. 3

Election Day is quickly approaching.

  How absentee ballots are counted

Chatham County Board of Registrars expects a lot of absentee ballots this November.

Debate Takeaways: An acrid tone from the opening minute

The 74-year-old president and the 77-year-old former vice president are similar in age, and they share a mutual dislike. But they differ starkly in style and substance. All of that was evident from the outset.

  No absentee ballot drop boxes coming to Pooler

Eight locations throughout Chatham County will receive absentee ballot boxes ahead of the general election in November.

Judge orders Georgia to have paper pollbook backups

A federal judge says every polling place in Georgia must have at least one updated paper backup of the electronic pollbooks that are used to check voters in.

Georgians can now get alerts about their absentee ballot

Georgians who choose to vote by mail are getting another way to keep track of their ballot throughout the process.

President Trump to visit Georgia Friday

President Donald Trump is expected to visit the Peach State on Friday.

Loeffler introduces ‘Defending our Defenders Act’ bill

If approved, a person convicted of murdering a federal, state or local officer would face life in prison or the death penalty, according to the drafted bill.

  National Voter Registration Day urging everyone to sign up to vote

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day and in the Lowcountry current elected officials want to remind you why it’s important to register to vote ahead of time.

  Rev. Warnock stops in Savannah ahead of November special election

U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock made a stop in his hometown Saturday, at the First Bryan Baptist Church in Savannah.

  Beaufort Co. polling changes ahead of Nov. election

The deadline to register to vote in South Carolina is less than two weeks away and the Board of Voter Registration in Beaufort County wants you to start thinking about what you are planning on doing for election day this November, and where you’re going to go.