Forsyth County

Political groups spending last Sunday before Dec. 6 runoff election encouraging voter turnout

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Political groups spent this last Sunday before election day making phone calls and knocking on doors to find people who missed early voting.

Channel 2′s Matt Johnson was out in Forsyth County and learned there’s still some confusion that organizers are working to clear up.

According to organizers, there are still quite a few people who don’t know when the runoff day is.

There are also little things like letting people know that they need to bring their absentee ballots to elections headquarters if they still plan to vote absentee. A lot of calls are being made with two days to go.

Every phone call is a chance for the Forsyth County Republican Party to reach one more voter before Tuesday’s Senate runoff election.

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Republican volunteers showed up in Cumming on Sunday night to get others to vote for Herschel Walker over Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock.

Forsyth County had one of the largest early voter turnouts in Georgia but volunteers in the county are calling people across the whole metro.

Organizers with the nonpartisan initiative When We All Vote wrapped up a statewide get-out-the-vote campaign in East Point on Sunday night.

The organization founded by Michelle Obama is looking to reach people who didn’t get a chance to vote during early voting.


The volunteers who have canvassed and phone banked say they’re overcoming obstacles that they believe are in the way of voters.

Meanwhile, the Georgia secretary of state’s office is preparing voters for another long election night.

“We’re preparing for, you know, it being a very tightness. Um, I anticipate we may not know on Tuesday night,” Gabriel Sterling from the Georgia secretary of state’s office said.

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