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Secretary of State will look into lost absentee ballot applications
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A voter makes his way into the Lakewood Baptist Church Gainesville V voting precinct Tuesday, July 24, 2018 to cast a ballot in the primary runoff election.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has opened an investigation into allegations of lost absentee ballot applications during the 2018 election cycle, according to a Thursday news release.

The Democratic Party of Georgia has claimed that at least 4,700 absentee ballot applications were misplaced, preventing voters from getting their absentee ballots.

The investigation will be done by the Investigations Division of the Secretary of State’s Office.

“We look forward to working closely with the Democratic Party of Georgia to examine every piece of evidence related to these allegations,” said Chief Investigator Russell Lewis.

According to county spokesman Brian Stewart, 5,910 people used absentee ballots to vote in Hall in 2018.