MACON, Ga. (WGXA)- Early voting for the Senate runoff race between Democratic incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker drew big crowds to Georgia ballot boxes in communities that opted to open for Saturday voting.
The Macon-Bibb Board of Elections reports a total of 1,519 voters went to the polls on Saturday.
CNN reports that the Secretary of State's office says an estimated 78,000 Georgians voted on Saturday statewide.
Georgia Secretary of State's office originally told counties that early voting the Saturday after Thanksgiving violated state law.
The Warnock campaign and state Democrats challenged that assertion in the courts.
Last week, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that counties had the discretion of deciding whether to hold early voting on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Macon-Bibb is among the counties that opted to open for early voters.
Early voting continues this week, Monday, Nov. 28 through Friday, December 2.
Macon-Bibb voters may cast early ballots from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at two locations: the main office at 2525 Pio Nono Ave., Suite 1200 and Theron Ussery Center, 815 North Macon Park Dr.
The Senate runoff race is Tuesday, Dec. 6. Those who vote on election day should plan to do so at their regularly-assigned precincts, the Macon-Bibb Board of Elections says.