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Record Breaking Early In-Person Voting Continues: Update as of Oct 16, 2020

Georgia has seen a 134% increase in total turnout when compared to the 2016 Presidential Election early voting.

Georgia voters have turned out in record numbers to vote during the state’s gold-standard three weeks of early in-person voting. As the November 3 general election approaches, Georgia continues to break records in absentee by mail voting and early, in-person voting.

“Georgia is a leader in election access,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Notwithstanding the pandemic, voters in the Peach State can take advantage of no-excuse absentee ballot voting by mail or through a secure drop box; three weeks of early, in-person voting; or Election Day voting.”

Ballots Cast as of 9 p.m. on October 16, 2020

Total Number of Ballots Cast: 1,332,340

Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast As of 9 p.m. Today: 161,732

Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 706,695

Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 625,645

Ballots Cast as of Close of Polls on October 22, 2016

Total Number of Ballots Cast: 569,816

Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 482,299

Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 87,517

Percent Increases*:

Percentage Increase in Total Turnout to Date: 134%

Percentage Increase in Total Early, In-Person Turnout to Date: 47%

Percentage Increase in Absentee By Mail Ballots Accepted to Date: 615%

*Percentage Increases Compare Close of Polls Data for the 5th Day of Early Voting in 2020 and 2016

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