ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Early voting will be permitted in certain counties Saturday The U.S. Senate runoff election Under Wednesday’s ruling by the state, Raphael Warnock, Democratic incumbent, and Herschel Walker (Republican challenger), Supreme Court.
The court issued a unanimous, one-sentence ruling declining to review or stay a ruling by the state’s intermediate appellate court. Republicans objected to this Saturday voting.
Warnock and Walker, former University of Georgia Both the NFL football star and the NFL football player were forced to run off Dec. 6, after neither of them won a majority during the midterm elections. Early in-person voting closes Dec. 2, Friday before Election Day. This means that Nov. 26 is the last possible date for early voting. Saturday When early voting can be conducted
A section of the following is at issue Georgia A law prohibiting early in-person vote is against the law Saturday If it falls on a Thursday or Friday that is not a holiday. The state and Republican groups argued that means voting shouldn’t be allowed this SaturdayFriday, November 26th. Thursday is Thanksgiving Day and Friday is a public holiday. Warnock’s campaign and Democratic groups argued that the prohibition applies only to primaries and general elections, not runoff elections.
Georgia’s 2021 election law compressed the time period The time between the general elections and the runoff is four weeks. Thanksgiving falls somewhere in the middle. Georgians will only have five weeks of in-person voting, beginning Nov. 28, for many.
Eighteen of the state’s 159 counties — including six of the 10 most populous — planned to offer voting on SaturdayGabriel Sterling, interim deputy secretary of state, stated on Twitter late Tuesday. Some counties are planning to allow early voting on Sunday, rather than the usual start Monday.
After initially declaring that voting would allow Nov. 26, Republican Secretary Brad Raffensperger gave guidance to county election officials, saying that it was not allowed. Warnock’s campaign, along with the Democratic Party of Georgia The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sued last week You can challenge the guidance.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thomas Cox issued an order Friday The state law does NOT prohibit this kind of early voting Saturday. The state appealed Monday’s ruling and asked for a reconsideration. Georgia Court Appeal to stay the lower court’s ruling. The Court Appeal issued a single-sentence order late Monday declining to stay the lower court’s order.
Officials in the State accepted the decision and indicated that they would not appeal. However, the Georgia Republican Party, National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and Republican National Committee, who had been allowed as intervenors in the case, appealed Tuesday to the Georgia Supreme Court.