Yesterday Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp announced a new, all-time record for early voting in a mid-term election ahead of the November 6, 2018 general election. Through the last day of early voting on November 2, 2018, Georgians cast 2,071,830 ballots with 1,886,905 in-person and 184,925 by mail.
“In Georgia, it is easy to vote and hard to cheat, and I am incredibly proud of this new record showing strong voter engagement leading up to tomorrow’s election,” stated Secretary Kemp. “This milestone is a testament to the hard work of thousands of election officials all across Georgia who are dedicated to secure, accessible, and fair elections for all.”
November 2, 2018 was the last day of early in-person voting, and under state law, county officials cannot issue or mail absentee ballots on the Monday prior to an election.
The previous early voting turn-out record in a mid-term election was 945,507 early votes cast – 838,484 in-person and 107,023 by mail – in the November 4, 2014 general election.