Atlanta, Ga (CBS46) Volunteers worked the phones at a Stacey Abrams campaign office in Decatur on Friday. Their mission was to call Georgians who had trouble voting Tuesday and had to cast a provisional ballot.

"This is the real work of letting folks know exactly what they need to do to make sure their voice is heard," said State Rep. Renitta Shannon.

Friday was the deadline to show up at the county election office to prove eligibility to vote. There was a steady line of voters at the Gwinnett County elections office in Lawrenceville.

"I couldn't even vote on the machine. They scanned my drivers license and said I had already voted which I had not," said Beverly Washington.

Washington said she had no choice but to cast a provisional ballot and she wanted to make sure it counts.

"I've been voting for over 20 years in Georgia. This is the first time I've had a problem so I know it was injustice," said Washington. "It was complete injustice. Someone took advantage of the system."

There were several of these phone banks set up around the state, including this one at the Phillip Rush Center in Atlanta. But not everyone thinks the last-minute push for votes is necessary.

"There's a lot of non-profit organizations that are trying to jump in and say there's some sort of a conspiracy theory here, but the fact of the matter is that Brian Kemp has already won the Governorship and they don't have the votes," said Jason Dobson, who works for the Rob Woodall campaign.

The Abrams camp is looking for roughly 25,000 votes in order to send this race to a run-off, but time is running out. Every county must certify votes by next Tuesday.

After that, it's up to the state to certify the election.

If you had to vote with an absentee ballot this year, click here to check the status of your vote.

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