After polls closed at 7 p.m. on Jan. 5, elections workers brought absentee ballots to the Board of Elections storage room in the ACC Facilities Management building in Athens, Georgia. Members of the public and media watched workers organize ballots in a specified room as well as on a live camera from a separate room.
Some workers matched ballots and their typical duplicates together, others cut open mail-in ballots, and counted votes.
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Athens residents lined up to cast their votes for two U.S. Senate seats at polling places across Athens-Clarke County on Tuesday. The outcome of these runoff elections will determine whether Republicans continue to hold the Senate majority or Democrats gain control of both houses of Congress.