Georgia Voters Set All-Time Midterm Early Turnout Record

November 5th, 2022

Georgia voters exceeded expectations on Friday, shattering the 2.5M mark for ballots cast prior to Election Day. As of Saturday morning, Georgia’s record breaking early turnout concluded with 2,288,889 voters casting their ballot during Early Voting, with 231,063 showing up on Friday, November 4th. Friday’s in-person total was 6% higher than the final day 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. Early Voting in this election far exceeded the total from 2018, which saw 1.8M voters cast their ballots and was within striking distance of the 2.6M who cast their ballot early in 2020.

“Georgia voters came out in near Presidential-level numbers,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “County election directors handled that demand with the utmost professionalism. They navigated a whole host of challenges and executed seamlessly. They deserve our highest praise.”

As of Friday, over 75% of Absentee ballots have been returned to county election offices. Voters have until 7pm on Election Day to return them. Voters should check My Voter Page or their county website for information on in-person return options.

Voters who did not cast a ballot during Early Voting are encouraged to check My Voter Page for the most up-to-date Election Day information.

Turnout Numbers Through 11/4/2022:

Total Turnout: 2,504,956
Early In-Person: 2,288,889
Absentee: 216,067

New Turnout Since Previous Day: 239,298
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 231,063
Absentee Since Previous Day: 8,235

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: 2,697,822

Turnout Through Same Day in 2018:

Early In-Person: 1,890,364

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