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Record Breaking Early In-Person Voting Continues: October 16, 9 p.m. Update

ATLANTA - Georgia voters have turned out in record numbers to vote during the state’s gold-standard three weeks of early in-person voting. As the November 3 general election approaches, Georgia continues to break records in absentee by mail voting and early, in-person voting.

“Georgia is a leader in election access,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Notwithstanding the pandemic, voters in the Peach State can take advantage of no-excuse absentee ballot voting by mail or through a secure drop box; three weeks of early, in-person voting; or Election Day voting.”

Ballots Cast as of 9 p.m. on October 16, 2020

Total Number of Ballots Cast: 1,332,340

Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast As of 9 p.m. Today: 161,732

Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 706,695

Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 625,645

Ballots Cast as of Close of Polls on October 22, 2016

Total Number of Ballots Cast: 569,816

Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 482,299

Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 87,517

Percent Increases*:

Percentage Increase in Total Turnout to Date: 134%

Percentage Increase in Total Early, In-Person Turnout to Date: 47%

Percentage Increase in Absentee By Mail Ballots Accepted to Date: 615%

*Percentage Increases Compare Close of Polls Data for the 5th Day of Early Voting in 2020 and 2016

[Note from the Editor: There were 349 voters who cast their votes in Pike County Monday and 336 on Tuesday.

There were 1,795 voters who cast their votes early in person at the Pike County Registrar's Office this week. (Thank you to the staff of our Registrar's Office for all of their hard work this week!)

There were over 500 absentee by mail ballots returned this week. Chief Registrar Lynn Vickers advised that voters are using the secure ballot box at the corner of the building in order to return their ballots.

Voting will continue through from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Zebulon through October 30 with a Saturday vote on the 24th. Tuesday, November 3 is election day with voting at regular precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Click here to read, "BREAKING NEWS: 2020 Local Election and Voting Information."

PLEASE NOTE: You can wear red, white, and blue attire if you wish, but anything that mentions a political party or a specific candidate--whether it is a pin, sticker, t-shirt, ball cap or whatever--is not allowed because that is campaigning within 150 feet of a polling place. Click here to read state law.]

Submitted 10.16.20