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Look for high, possibly record, turnout in November's midterm elections

Georgia’s Secretary of State is predicting a record turnout for the November 8 midterm election.

Four million Georgians cast ballots in the 2018 election, which was another off year election. Five million participated in the 2020 presidential election.

Already, 190,000 absentee ballots have been requested by county election officials with Tuesday marking the first day the ballots could be mailed. The Election Integrity Act, in force for this election, extended early voting to an extra Saturday, meaning there are now 17 required days of advanced voting statewide. Counties also have the option of adding as many as two Sundays of early voting.

Early voting in Athens-Clarke County begins on Monday, October 17 at the Elections Office in downtown Athens, expanding to additional locations the following week. Fora full list of days, times, and locations, visit the county's website.

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