Absentee ballot rejections declined after Georgia installed drop boxes
A Gwinnett County election worker looks over absentee and provisional ballots at the Gwinnett Voter Registrations and Elections office on Nov. 6, 2020 in Lawrenceville, Georgia. - Jessica McGowan/Getty Images North America/TNS

Fewer Georgia voters returned their absentee ballots too late in last year's presidential election, when many of them used drop boxes to avoid the risk of slow mail delivery. Ballot drop boxes won't be available for last-minute voting in future elections. Georgia's new voting law limits drop boxes to early voting locations that close the Friday before election day. Election data obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution shows that ballot rejections plummeted as a record number of voters, over 1.3 million, cast absentee ballots. The figures were provided by the secretary of state's office in...