ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - Georgia voters still continue to turn out in record numbers to vote during the state’s “gold-standard” three weeks of early in-person voting, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
As the Nov. 3 general election approaches, Raffensperger said Georgia continues to break records in absentee by-mail voting and early, in-person voting.
As a “leader in election access,” Raffensperger said voters in Georgia can take advantage of numerous ways to vote this election cycle, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ballots cast as of Oct. 22:
- Total number of ballots cast: 2,416,295
- Total number of early, in-person ballots cast as of noon: 65,106
- Total number of early, in-person ballots cast: 1,524,937
- Total number of absentee by mail ballots cast: 891,358
Ballots cast as of close of polls on October 27, 2016:
- Total number of ballots cast: 1,054,959
- Total number of early, in-person ballots cast: 938,159
- Total number of absentee by mail ballots cast: 116,764
- Percentage increase in total turnout to date: 121%
- Percentage increase in total early, in-person turnout to date: 55%
- Percentage increase in absentee by mail ballots accepted to date: 647%
*Percentage increases compare close of polls data for the 11th day of early voting in 2020 and 2016.