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Raffensperger Reports Record Early Voting Turnout Continues

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Friday that as the third week of early voting for Georgia’s 2022 primary election continues, Georgia voters are turning out in record numbers across the state:

Through Thursday, May 19th, more than 700,000 people have early voted in Georgia—a 180 % increase from the same point in the early voting period in the 2018 primary election and a 149 % increase in the same point in the early voting period in the 2020 primary election. Georgia has had record early voting turnout since the first day of early voting this year, surging to nearly three times the number on the first day of primary voting in 2018 and double that of 2020, and has continued on that path since.

“The record early voting turnout is a testament to the security of the voting system and the hard work of our county election officials,” said Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger. “As Secretary of State, I promised to strike a strong balance between access and security in our elections, and these numbers demonstrate that I kept that promise and that voters have confidence in Georgia’s elections.”

While reports of lines have been minimal thus far, early voting turnout is expected to increase during the last day of early voting Friday. To find early voting locations and hours in your county, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Turnout Numbers Through May 19, 2022

Total Turnout: 710,137
Early In-Person: 655,512
Absentee: 54,625

Republican: 406,388
Democrat: 299,232
Nonpartisan: 4,517

New Turnout Since Previous Day: 94,759
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 87,697
Absentee Since Previous Day: 7,062

Turnout Numbers Through Same Day in 2020:

Early In-Person: 263,308

Turnout Numbers Through Same Day in 2018:

Early In-Person: 234,035

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