Record Midterm Early Voting Continues Through Day Seventeen
Georgia voters will break the two-million mark for in-person voting today. As of Thursday morning, Georgia’s record breaking turnout continues with 1,898,223 voters casting their ballot during Early Voting, with 134,318 showing up on Wednesday, November 2nd. 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 seventeen of Early Voting in 2018 only 1,498,184 voters had cast a ballot.
“By close of business today, two million Georgians will have cast their ballot in person – a record for Early Voting in a midterm,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Georgia is the state where voters show up early, and our county election directors have created that infrastructure to make it a resounding success.”
Voters have begun to return Absentee (mail) ballots at a higher pace, and as of Tuesday, 193,978 ballots have been returned to county election offices. Only 1,533 ballots have been rejected statewide, and those voters receive cure notices explaining how they can cure any discrepancy. 68% of issued absentee ballots have already been returned to county election offices, which will reduce the Election Day burden on county election offices.
No substantial delays were reported yesterday. The last day for in-person Early Voting is tomorrow, Friday, November 4th. To find Early Voting locations and hours in your county, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.
Turnout Numbers Through 11/2/2022:
Total Turnout: 2,183,201
Early In-Person: 1,989,223
New Turnout Since Previous Day: 141,799
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 134,318
Absentee Since Previous Day: 7,481
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: 2,322,682
Turnout Through Same Day in 2018:
Early In-Person: 1,498,184
More information can be found on the Secretary of State’s Data Hub: Data Hub - 2022 General Election | Georgia Secretary of State (ga.gov)