According to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, early voter turnout on Monday, Oct. 15, reached over 69,000 ballots cast.
That is an increase from 2014’s first day of early voting with 20,898 ballots cast -which is the last time there was a race for Governor. The overall period of early voting in 2014 attracted 37 percent of Georgians to vote in advance of Election Day. In the 2016 presidential election, 58 percent of Georgians voted early, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
Early voting has become popular in Georgia. The early voting period started Monday and ends on Nov. 2nd. Election Day is November 6th.
Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor, Stacey Abrams, released a new video touting that her strategy of getting out the vote is working. The Abrams campaign is no stranger to getting out the vote. In 2013, Abrams was head of a voting drive organization called the New Georgia Project where her organization was able to get over 200,000 people to register to vote that year. Abrams’ campaign infrastructure is using a similar approach and touts this get-out-the-vote effort in her latest video ad.
Watch the video –