Day Ten Continues Record Breaking Run; Mail Voting Ramps Up
(Atlanta) – Georgia voters continued to hit record breaking turnout on day ten of Early Voting. As of Thursday morning, Georgia continues to break records with 1,137,450 voters casting their ballot during Early Voting, with 118,489 showing up on Wednesday, October 26th. Wednesday’s total marks 22% above day ten 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.
“Georgia is demonstrating to the nation why our election system is the gold standard for security, accessibility, and accuracy," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “County election directors are our everyday heroes.”
Voters have begun to return Absentee (mail) ballots at a higher pace, and as of Thursday, 118,312 ballots have been returned to county election offices. Only 851 ballots have been rejected statewide.
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 10/27/2022:
Total Turnout: 1,255,762
Early In-Person: 1,137,450
New Turnout Since Previous Day: 128,317
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 118,489
Absentee Since Previous Day: 9,828
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: 1,328,199
Turnout Through Same Day in 2018:
Early In-Person: 730,706
More information can be found on the Secretary of State’s Data Hub: Data Hub - 2022 General Election | Georgia Secretary of State (ga.gov)