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."
Early and advance, in-person voting, caused long lines and waits in Gwinnett last week. A convenient link to check Gwinnett's wait times at early voting locations can be found here:
Ballots Cast as of 9 p.m. on October 17, 2020
Total Number of Ballots Cast: 1,437,403
Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast As of 9 p.m. Today: 63,723
Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 782,545
Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 654,858
In comparison, 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: 149%
Percentage Increase in Total Early, In-Person Turnout to Date: 59.7%
Percentage Increase in Absentee By Mail Ballots Accepted to Date: 644%
*Percentage Increases Compare Close of Polls Data for the 6th Day of Early Voting in 2020 and 2016