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Voter Registration Deadline Nears In GA Runoffs

Poll workers in training at the Leon County Supervisor of Elections office, 2016.
Tori Whitley
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WFSU News

Even with a recount of the presidential race still going on, Georgians have just one more week to make sure they're registered to vote in the January 5th runoffs.

Control of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance.

Nearly five million voters cast ballots in Georgia in November -- the biggest turnout in the history of the state. Adrienne Jones, a political scientist at Morehouse College, says interest is likely to remain high for the January runoffs.

"I mean, we had greater turnout that we've had in previous elections, which I hope bodes will for people's future participation," Jones said.

Voters have through Monday, December 7th to confirm their voter registration status. Any registered voter can participate in the January runoff, even if they didn't vote in November.

Editor's Note: This story was reported and produced by WABE in Atlanta, GA. It has been posted and published with permission.