Record Early Voting Turnout Continues
(Atlanta) – As the second week of early voting for Georgia’s 2022 primary election continues, Georgia voters are turning out in record numbers across the state. Through Thursday, May 12th, just over 330,000 people have early voted in Georgia—a 260% increase from the same point in the early voting period in the 2018 primary election and a 189% increase in the same point in the early voting period in the 2020 primary election. Georgia has had record early voting turnout since the first day of early voting this year, surging to nearly three times the number on the first day of primary voting in 2018 and double that of 2020, and has continued on that path since.
"The record early voting turnout is a testament to the security of the voting system and the hard work of our county election officials,” said Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger. “As Secretary of State, I promised to strike a strong balance between access and security in our elections, and these numbers demonstrate that I kept that promise and that voters have confidence in Georgia’s elections.”
While reports of lines have been minimal thus far, early voting turnout is expected to increase during the last week of early voting next week. All counties will have mandatory Saturday voting this coming Saturday. To find early voting locations and hours in your county, visit the Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at https://mvp.sos.ga.gov.
Turnout Numbers Through May 12, 2022
Total Turnout: 331,376
Early In-Person: 304,858
New Turnout Since Previous Day: 39,212
Early In-Person Since Previous Day: 35,837
Absentee Since Previous Day: 3,375
Turnout Numbers Through Same Day in 2020:
Early In-Person: 118,480
Turnout Numbers Through Same Day in 2018:
Early In-Person: 91,949