#ELECTION2018 | Secretary of State office: Georgia shatters early voting record for mid-term election

By Marshall A. Latimore

Today, Secretary of State Brian Kemp — who is also the Republican candidate for Governor of Georgia — announced a new, all-time record for early voting in a mid-term election ahead of the Nov. 6 general election. Through the last day of early voting, which ended on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, Georgians cast 2,071,830 ballots with 1,886,905 in-person and 184,925 by mail.

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 Nov. 4, 2014 general election.

“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,” Kemp said. “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.”

Election Day is tomorrow, Nov. 6. The polls will be open in all 159 counties from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless extended by court order in specific locations.

Georgians can find their registration status, sample ballot, polling location, and other personalized voting information using the My Voter Page. All Georgians are encouraged to contact their local elections officials for assistance or reach out to the Secretary of State’s office by calling (404) 656-2871 or emailing soscontact@sos.ga.gov.

This article originally appeared in the Atlanta Voice

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