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Early voting in Georgia tops the 1.8 million mark

Early Voting 2022. Early Voting sign outside of ACC Board of Elections
Angel Bhardwaj

Early voting in Georgia easily crossed the 1.5 million voter mark on Friday, the last day of early voting. The final number of early voters was 1,713,099. That number, along with some 151,000 absentee ballots accepted as of Sunday morning, puts total turnout so far over 1.8 million, or about 27 percent of the state’s active voters, according to data from the Secretary of State’s office.

The final early and absentee turnout from Athens-Clarke County was 22,114 voters, about 32 percent of the county’s active voters.

In Georgia’s last US Senate runoff, the January 2021 election that saw two runoffs on the ballot and control of the Senate in the balance, nearly 4.5 million Georgians voted.

Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. To find your voting location, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at mvp.sos.ga.gov.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.