Georgia Voters Post Strong Numbers on Friday; First Saturday of Early Voting Commences

October 22nd, 2022

(Atlanta) – Georgia voters continued to hit record breaking turnout on day five of Early Voting. As of Saturday morning, approximately 660K Georgia voters have cast their ballot during in-person Early Voting, with 140,166 showing up on Friday, October 21th. Friday’s total marks a 51% increase from day five of 2018 midterm Early Voting and is only 18% less than the total of day five of Early Voting in the 2020 Presidential election.

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. Totals have remained within striking distance of the 2020 Presidential election turnout and have shattered previous midterm turnout records by 50% or greater during every day of Early Voting this week.

“We owe our county election directors a great deal of gratitude,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Lines are short. The check-in process is going smoothly. There’s been very few instances where our office has had to step in and provide extra support. The counties are doing a fantastic job.”

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 today’s 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 10/21/2022:

Total Turnout: 728,278
Early In-Person: 660,139
Absentee: 68,892

New Turnout Since Previous Day: 150,859
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 140,166
Absentee Since Previous Day: 10,693

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: 746,100

Turnout Through Same Day in 2018:

Early In-Person: 397,701

More information can be found on the Secretary of State’s Data Hub: Data Hub - 2022 General Election | Georgia Secretary of State (