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Secretary of State: Georgia Voters Continue Shattering Early Voting Records

According to the Secretary of State’s office, Georgia voters continued to hit record breaking turnout on day four of Early Voting. As of Friday morning, just under 520K Georgia voters have cast their ballot during in-person Early Voting, with 122,149 showing up on Thursday, October 20th. Thursday’s total marks a 53% increase from day four of 2018 midterm Early Voting and is only 25% less than the total of day four 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. Yesterday’s total continues to surpass the previous midterm Early Voting records made in the 2018 midterm election, and the cumulative total continues to remain within striking distance of 2020 Presidential election levels.
“Georgia is the Early Voting state,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Counties have done a tremendous effort in getting their information online and on the airwaves so that voters understand the opportunities in front of them to cast their ballot safely and securely – and most importantly – easily.”

Reports of long lines were rare, with some lines in the metro areas being reported. No substantial delays were reported yesterday. Early Voting turnout is expected to increase during the last week of Early Voting. All counties will have mandatory Saturday voting tomorrow. To find Early Voting locations and hours in your county, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.

Turnout Numbers Through 10/20/2022:

Total Turnout: 573,577
Early In-Person: 519,372
Absentee: 54,205

New Turnout Since Previous Day: 133,359
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 122,149
Absentee Since Previous Day: 11,210

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: 574,800

Turnout Through Same Day in 2018:

Early In-Person: 304,784

More information can be found on the Secretary of State’s Data Hub: Data Hub – 2022 General Election | Georgia Secretary of State (ga.gov)


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