Georgia early voting hits 2,000,000 mark
Over two million Georgia voters have cast their ballots so far in the 2022 elections as of yesterday night, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office. About 29 percent of the electorate so far is Black, an important demographic for Democratic candidates who have found themselves slipping in the polls in recent weeks.
The electorate so far also skews heavily towards older voters. About 71 percent of voters so far are over the age of 50, and just over half of all voters are over age 60.
In Athens-Clarke County, just over 20,000 people have voted so far. That electorate is also overwhelmingly white – about two-thirds of voters – and older – with 64 percent of voters over age 50 and 49 percent over age 60.