Georgia Voters on Pace to Cast Two Million Votes during Early Voting
(Atlanta) – Georgia voters continued to hit record breaking turnout on day twelve of Early Voting. As of Saturday morning, Georgia continues to break records with 1,389,200 voters casting their ballot during Early Voting, with 138,421 showing up on Friday, October 28th. Friday’s total marks 36% above day twelve 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 voters have already gotten their vote in, and we will hit the 2-million-mark next week," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “The strength of our voter registration system and our county election directors are on full display.”
Voters have begun to return Absentee (mail) ballots at a higher pace, and as of Friday, 144,394 ballots have been returned to county election offices. Only 899 ballots have been rejected statewide, and those voters receive cure notices explaining how they can cure any discrepancy.
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 10/29/2022:
Total Turnout: 1,533,594
Early In-Person: 1,389,200
New Turnout Since Previous Day: 146,400
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 138,421
Absentee Since Previous Day: 7,979
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: 1,643,428
Turnout Through Same Day in 2018:
Early In-Person: 922,568
More information can be found on the Secretary of State’s Data Hub: Data Hub - 2022 General Election | Georgia Secretary of State (ga.gov)