High Turnout, High Enthusiasm Define Georgia's Early Voting
Georgia voters continued to hit record breaking turnout on day fifteen of Early Voting. As of Tuesday morning, Georgia continues to break records with 1,638,286 voters casting their ballot during Early Voting, with 130,413 showing up on Monday, October 31st. 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. As of day fifteen of Early Voting in 2018 only 1,199,424 voters had cast a ballot.
“At least two million Georgians will cast their ballots early," said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “It’s the work of our Elections Division and the county election directors that have gotten us here. Voting in Georgia is safe, secure, and accessible – and Georgians know that.”
Voters have begun to return Absentee (mail) ballots at a higher pace, and as of Monday, 172,059 ballots have been returned to county election offices. Only 1,356 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 final days of Early Voting. To find Early Voting locations and hours in your county, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.
***Correction: An earlier draft referenced Early Voting taking place this Saturday. Early Voting ends FRIDAY, November 4th.***
Turnout Numbers Through 10/31/2022:
Total Turnout: 1,810,345
Early In-Person: 1,638,286
New Turnout Since Previous Day: 143,761
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 130,413
Absentee Since Previous Day: 13,348
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: 1,979,963
Turnout Through Same Day in 2018:
Early In-Person: 1,199,424
More information can be found on the Secretary of State’s Data Hub: Data Hub - 2022 General Election | Georgia Secretary of State (ga.gov)