‘Takes the cake’: Lee Co. election officials talk recent election cycle

‘Takes the cake’: Lee Co. election officials talk recent election cycle

LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - Lee County election officials said this election cycle “takes the cake” when it came to challenges.

They say it was busy and the voter turnout for the Senate runoff elections was huge.

Director of Elections and Registration Veronica Johnson said the county had over 5,000 voters at the precincts on Election Day.

She said they didn’t experience any fraudulent activity.

Johnson said she believes voters were secured for who they wanted to vote for and aren’t easily influenced.

The county had over 5,000 voters at the precincts on Election Day.
The county had over 5,000 voters at the precincts on Election Day. (Source: WALB)

She said the process was quick and easy when it came to lines. With the ballots being so short for this election, Johnson said that may have played a part.

Election officials said the county won’t certify until Tuesday.

Johnson and her peers look forward to things in the future.

“We look forward to getting back to our day-to-day tasks here in the office with a lot of voter registration maintenance and normal stuff. I’m also looking forward to possibly taking a little time off” said Johnson.

Johnson said she also looks forward to the legislative sessions to see what can make voting easier.

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