With this New Year’s edition of the Donalsonville News being printed one day early, when it hits the newsstands on Wednesday, there will be three days remaining to cast a vote in the January 5, 2021 Senate runoff election, two advance voting days, Wednesday, December 30 and Thursday, December 31, and on Election Day, January 5. Advance voting is taking place during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m. in the Office of the Probate Judge in the Seminole County Courthouse until 5 p.m. on December 31. The Seminole County Courthouse is located at 200 S. Knox Avenue, in downtown Donalsonville.
Early voting will be suspended on January 1, as the Courthouse will be closed in observance of the New Year’s Day holidays, and the final opportunity to vote in this election will be at the polling place in your precinct on Election Day, Tuesday, January 5, 2021.
Georgia’s two Senate runoff races are receiving record high turnout statewide due to their unique importance. Wins by both Democratic candidates over the Republican incumbent Senators would give Democrats control over the White House and Congress for at least the next two years.
Republican incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler will face Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock, and Republican incumbent Senator David Perdue will face challenger Democratic Jon Ossoff.
As of presstime on Tuesday, December 29, 1,093 in-person votes had been cast at the Seminole County Courthouse, and 617 absentee ballots had been requested, 368 of those verified and accepted.
If voters have any disability or need assistance getting into the Courthouse or other special accommodations, they are asked to call the election superintendent’s office at 229/524-5256.