Georgia Election Law Results in Record Early-Voting Turnout
(Atlanta) – Georgians demonstrated their confidence in the state’s election integrity and ease of voting by showing up in record numbers during three weeks of early voting for the 2022 primary.
Short lines, smooth easy ballot access, and confidence in ballot security brought out more than 850,000 to cast a ballot in person or return an absentee ballot. Compared early-voting turnout in recent primaries, this represented a 168 percent increase over the 2018, the last gubernatorial primary and a 212 percent jump above 2020, the last presidential primary year.
“The record early voting turnout is a testament to the security of the voting system and the hard work of our county election officials,” said Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger. “The incredible turnout we have seen demonstrates once and for all that Georgia’s Election Integrity Act struck a good balance between the guardrails of access and security.”
Anyone registered by April 25 can still vote in the party primary of their choice or cast a nonpartisan ballot in person on Election Day or by returning a previously requested absentee ballot by 7 p.m. Tuesday. To find your assigned Election Day polling place, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov.
Turnout Numbers Through May 20, 2022
Total Turnout: 857,401
Early In-Person: 795,567
New Turnout Since Previous Day: 147,264
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 140,145
Absentee Since Previous Day: 7,119
Turnout Numbers Through the End of Early Voting in 2020:
Early In-Person: 326,351
Turnout Numbers Through the End of Early Voting in 2018:
Early In-Person: 299,347