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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

Percent Increases*:

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

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