Day Eleven: One in Five Active Voters Has Cast Their Ballot
(Atlanta) – Georgia voters continued to hit record breaking turnout on day eleven of Early Voting. As of Friday morning, Georgia continues to break records with 1,250,091 voters casting their ballot during Early Voting, with 111,316 showing up on Thursday, October 27th. Thursday’s total marks 23% above day eleven of 2018 midterm Early Voting. Georgia has had record Early Voting turnout since the first day of Early Voting this year, surging to nearly twice the number on the first day of Early Voting in 2018.
“One in five active Georgia voters has made a plan and gotten their ballots in early," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “They’ve played a wonderful role in reducing the lift for their county election directors come November 8th.”
Voters have begun to return Absentee (mail) ballots at a higher pace, and as of Friday, 132,758 ballots have been returned to county election offices. Only 850 ballots have been rejected statewide, and those voters receive cure notices explaining how they can cure any discrepancy.
Reports of long lines were rare, with some lines in the metro areas being reported. No substantial delays were reported yesterday. Early Voting turnout is expected to increase during the last week of Early Voting. Georgia voters are encouraged to take advantage of the upcoming mandatory Early Voting Saturday. To find Early Voting locations and hours in your county, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.
Turnout Numbers Through 10/28/2022:
Total Turnout: 1,382,849
Early In-Person: 1,250,091
New Turnout Since Previous Day: 120,896
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 111,316
Absentee Since Previous Day: 9,580
Note: turnout statistics are reconciled throughout the day and daily updates will not always reflect reported totals from previous day.
Turnout Through Same Day in 2020:
Early In-Person: 1,477,789
Turnout Through Same Day in 2018:
Early In-Person: 820,866
More information can be found on the Secretary of State’s Data Hub: Data Hub - 2022 General Election | Georgia Secretary of State (ga.gov)