ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Georgia voters have turned out in record numbers to vote during the state’s gold-standard three weeks of early in-person voting, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Raffensperger's office said Sunday 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 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 5 p.m. on October 18, 2020
Total Number of Ballots Cast: 1,476,829
Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast Today: 27,928
Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 814,699
Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 662,130
Ballots Cast as of Close of Polls on October 23, 2016
Total Number of Ballots Cast: 578,147
Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 490,147
Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 88,000
Percentage Increase in Total Turnout to Date: 152%
Percentage Increase in Total Early, In-Person Turnout to Date: 62.3%
Percentage Increase in Absentee By Mail Ballots Accepted to Date: 648.3%
*Percentage Increases Compare Close of Polls Data for the 6th Day of Early Voting in 2020 and 2016