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October 20, 2004

Albany- About 400,000 more Georgians can vote next month than could cast ballots in the 2000 presidential race.

Georgia has seen a huge increase in registered voters recently, led by first-time black voters.

Blacks now make up 27.3 percent of the electorate compared to 25.4 percent four years ago.

Georgia now has more than 4.25 million registered voters.

Here's a look at the increases in the two biggest counties in our region. In the last 12-months, more than 4,600 people registered in Dougherty County. Even more in Lowndes County, up more than 4,800 voters in the last year.

posted at 10:05 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com