Georgia Voters Push Turnout Past One-Million
Georgia voters kept adding numbers to their record-breaking turnout for in-person Early Voting in a midterm on Wednesday November 30th. Wednesday’s single-day total of 280,808 pushed turnout over the million-voter mark. As of Thursday morning, 1,054,605 voters have cast their in-person vote in the 2022 Runoff, a pace that far exceeds the number of voters who cast ballots in the runoffs of 2018 and 2016.
“Georgia’s voting system is working well,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “While some counties are seeing more voter turnout than they anticipated, most have found a way to manage voter wait-times, and I appreciate the election officials and workers across Georgia who are doing their level-best to accommodate our record turnout.”
Long lines have been reported in some populous counties in metro Atlanta, but several polling locations report little to no wait times. Clayton, Forsyth, Richmond, Gwinnett, Fulton, Dekalb, and Cobb are among the counties publishing wait times, and we encourage voters to check before going to the polls. The last day for in-person Early Voting is Friday, December 2nd. To find Early Voting locations and hours in your county, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.
More information can be found on the Secretary of State’s Data Hub: Data Hub - December 6, 2022 Runoff | Georgia Secretary of State (ga.gov)