Secretary of State Reports Record Breaking Turnout
Friday, October 16th, 2020
Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced the latest turnout figures for the Nov. 3 General Election:
Total requests for absentee ballots to date: 1,609,702
Total absentee ballots accepted by counties to date: 541.396
Daily number of in-person early-voting ballots cast today as of noon: 66,241
Georgia is recognized as a national leader in elections. It was the first state in the country to implement the trifecta of automatic voter registration, at least 16 days of early voting (which has been called the “gold standard”), and no-excuse absentee voting. Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout and election participation, seeing the largest increase in average turnout of any other state in the 2018 midterm election and record primary turnout in 2020, with over 1.1 million absentee by mail voters and over 1.2 million in-person voters utilizing Georgia’s new, secure, paper ballot voting system.