Elections

Loeffler, Warnock, Collins spar in 1st Georgia Senate debate

Tense exchanges flew in all directions Monday in the crowded special election for the U.S. Senate seat Loeffler was appointed to 10 months ago.

  Sen. David Perdue visits Tifton

  Georgia Senate candidate: Al Bartell

Georgia Senate candidate: John Fortuin

  Georgia Senate candidate: Annette Jackson

  Georgia Senate candidate: Ed Tarver

  Georgia Senate candidate: Derrick Grayson

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  Georgia Senate candidate: Valencia Stovall

  Georgia Senate candidate: Brian Slowinski

  Georgia Senate candidate: Richard Winfield

  Georgia Senate candidate: Kandiss Taylor

  Georgia Senate candidate: Doug Collins

  Georgia Senate candidate: Kelly Loeffler

  Dougherty Co. wraps up first week of early voting

The first week of early voting is on the books for Dougherty County.

  Trump bus rolls through Tifton

A Trump 2020 campaign bus rolled across Georgia.

  Sumter Co. moving forward after issues during early voting

Sumter County leaders are responding to longer wait times for early voting and allegations that not all machines were up and running this week.

Georgia Secretary of State holds news conference about elections

Raffensperger will address early voting progress, absentee voting and preparations ahead of Election Day.

  Lee Co. already seeing record high early voting turnout

  Thomas Co. elections office running smoothly amid large in-person turnout

Statewide delay affects Dougherty Co. voters at the polls

  2 U.S. senators make Albany stop on campaign trail

  Lee Co. saw slight uptick in voter registration

  Dougherty Co. Elections Office gets grant; announces new polling location

Two state constitutional amendments on Georgia ballots

Georgia voters will find three questions on the ballot separate from any candidates and contests.

  VSU’s ‘Blaze the Ballot’ initiative hopes to educate, encourage students to vote

Valdosta State University is on a mission to encourage college students to vote and know why it’s important.

How absentee ballots are counted

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

Georgia Sec. of State’s Office: Over 1.3 million absentee ballots requested so far

New numbers from the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office show people have requested more than five times the number of absentee ballots this year compared to the last presidential election.

Georgia Secretary of State, corporations partner for election safety amid pandemic

The Georgia Secretary of State’s office is working with corporations to provide better safety measures during the November election amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Election leaders break down what you need to know ahead Of November

If you’re struggling to look through the mail to see what will be on the November ballot, there's another way.

  Albany eatery hosts presidential debate watch party

Many people in Albany were looking forward to hearing the debate between President Donald Trump and candidate Joe Biden.

Ga. 2020 Senate candidates arrive in Albany during tour around the state

Eight candidates running in Georgia’s 2020 Senate Special Election were scheduled to tour the Peach State, looking for more fair and balanced media coverage.

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.

Absentee voting underway in Peach State with record number of GA voters expected to vote absentee

With just 36 days to go until Election Day, absentee voting for the is underway in the Peach State with some Georgia voters starting to receive their absentee ballots in the mail.

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.

  ‘We have two crises here in this state’: Ossoff looking to unseat Perdue in Nov.

Ossoff promises to tackle two major issues if he’s elected: healthcare in rural communities and the sustainability of Historical Black Colleges and Universities.

  Dougherty Co. Elections Board recommends budget adjustment

Dougherty County Elections Supervisor Ginger Nickerson said they need to hire two new people, install three new absentee ballot drop boxes and secure a government vehicle in the coming months.

Absentee ballots go out to Ga. voters this week

Absentee ballots go out to Georgia voters this week.

Teenage twins help fill a poll worker shortage & continue family tradition

The Sullivan sisters may not be able to vote yet but that won't stop them from making sure everyone else can by applying to be poll workers for the November election

  Ga. Secretary of State’s Office launches online absentee request portal

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger says the release of the online absentee ballot request portal couldn’t have come at a better time.

  Rep. Sam Watson holds meet and greet in Moultrie

District 172 Representative Sam Watson is seeking re-election this November.

LIST: Important dates, deadlines for the upcoming 2020 election

In anticipation of the election, there are some important dates to remember to make sure your vote counts.

  Albany pastors want to get ’Souls to the Polls’ in November

The Albany Pastor’s Coalition is hoping to get ’Souls to the Polls’ this Election Day.

Judge orders Georgia to extend deadline for absentee ballots

U.S. District Judge Eleanor Ross on Monday ordered that deadline extended until 7 p.m. three business days later, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.

Ga. Sec. of State launches new online absentee ballot portal

The portal will make it easier for Georgia voters to request absentee ballots for the November elections.

  Candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Collins hosts meet and greet in Pelham

Thursday evening, supporters of Senatorial candidate Doug Collins gathered in Pelham as the representative campaigned in South Georgia.

  Former small business owner running for Ga. U.S. Senate visits Albany

Several candidates are hoping to be one of the United States Senators representing Georgia in the upcoming 2020 November election.

  Sen. Kelly Loeffler visits Southwest Georgia

Georgia Senator Kelly Loeffler was in Camilla for a meet and greet.

  Dougherty Co. to add an extra advanced voting date

Dougherty County voters will have an extra opportunity to vote early come this fall.

  Dougherty Co. Elections Board now accepting absentee request applications

You can complete an absentee ballot application today.

Arizona Secretary of State wants investigation into USPS changes, President Trump

Hobbs emailed Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich Friday to ask the Election Integrity Unit to look into it.

Ga. State Election Board gives green light to online absentee ballot portal

The online portal is currently undergoing testing.

  Clinch Co. votes in new sheriff

Stephen Tinsley has defeated the incumbent Sheriff Raymond Peterson.

  Grady sheriff wins runoff; to face Democratic challenger in November election

In November, Young will face Democrat Donald “Dickie” Thomas for the sheriff’s seat.

  Lee Co. Board Of Elections to implement new advanced voting precincts in Nov. election

Lee County Board of Elections Supervisor Veronica Johnson said that heading into November, voters will see many changes from Tuesday’s runoff.

Worth Co. elections board combines precincts for run-off election; sees good voter turnout

Elections Supervisor Brandy Harris said finding enough poll workers proved to be difficult in the midst of a pandemic.

LIST: Runoff elections in the WALB viewing area

Click here for a full list of the runoff elections in the WALB viewing area.

  Two candidates face off to be sheriff of Clinch County

One of the top races to watch tomorrow is in Clinch County.

  Voters gear up for Grady Co. sheriff election

Voters in Grady County are gearing up for Tuesday’s run-off election.

  Dougherty Co. Board of Elections looking for poll workers

The Dougherty County board of elections is looking to hire hundreds of poll workers.

Kemp calls special election to fill John Lewis’ congressional seat

The election will be held Sept. 29 to fill Lewis’ Fifth Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives.

  Congressman Bishop’s campaign investigated for spending violations

The 14-term representative for all or part of 29 Southwest Georgia counties said he is cooperating with their investigation fully.

  Sanford Bishop to face Cordele pastor in November election

In November, Sanford Bishop will be the Democratic candidate for the Second Congressional Seat for the 15th time.

  Trump supporters plan Independence Day boat parade at Lake Blackshear

On Saturday, more than 100 boats are expected to be in attendance for a boat parade at Lake Blackshear to support President Donald Trump’s candidacy.

  Sylvester City Council votes to add Sunday alcohol sales to November ballot

Sunday alcohol sales could be on the way to Sylvester.

  Dougherty Co. election leaders talk absentee ballots after voter claims missing ballot

The Dougherty County and Albany elections supervisor talked with WALB News 10 about absentee ballots for those who said they didn’t get theirs.

  GA Secretary of State Office offers tips to follow to secure your vote

Many voters are asking questions about absentee ballots.

Johnson becomes first African American mayor in Donalsonville

He hopes to give back to the youth by creating a community center.

Elections official: Lee Co. Election Day server issue had no impact on votes

Lee County Election officials said they had a minor issue Tuesday night after the polls closed.

Health officials: It’s too early to tell if Election Day impacted COVID-19 cases

Southwest Georgia doctors are watching to see if Election Day had any impacts on COVID-19, however, they said it’s a little too early to tell right now.

  Voters pick Democratic candidate to face Perdue in Ga. Senate seat race

Voters have elected Jon Ossoff as the Democratic nominee for the Georgia Senate seat to face incumbent and Republican David Perdue in November, according to the AP.

  Dougherty Co. Elections Supervisor address voting concerns

Nickerson said there was confusion that caused some voters to have concerns. She said voters had issues coming to the precinct to submit their absentee ballot.

  State Senate District 13 nominees selected

Both the Republican and Democratic nominees were selected for the Georgia Senate District 13 seat during Tuesday’s election.

Voters select Democratic Ga. Senate District 12 nominee

Voters have selected the Democratic nominee for the Georgia Senate District 12 seat.

Ga. House District 152 representative elected

Two Republican candidates battled it out Tuesday for the Georgia House District 152 seat.

Scott gets Republican nomination in U.S. House District 8 race

Three Republicans sought the nomination in this race.

Ga. elects state Supreme Court justice

Georgia elected a state Supreme Court justice at the polls Tuesday.

Cole to face Bishop in Nov. election for District 2 House seat

The challenger will face Incumbent Sanford Bishop in November.

  Voters elect Ga. House District 153 representative

Voters elected the Georgia House District 153 representative Tuesday.

  Voters decide in Lee Co. commissioner’s race

Both ran as Republicans. There were no Democrat candidates on the ballot.

Voters decide in Dougherty Co. sheriff’s race

Both ran as Democrats. There were no Republican candidates running.

Ga. House District 177 representative elected

The results are in and Lowndes County has elected its Georgia House District 177 representative.