Georgia voters break 2018 Sunday turnout record by 211%

More than 750,000 voters have cast early ballots in Georgia’s 2022 midterms
Published: Oct. 23, 2022 at 8:03 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 24, 2022 at 12:20 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Georgia voters hit record-breaking turnout on the first optional Sunday of early voting.

As of Monday morning, more than three quarters of a million voters have cast their ballot during in-person early voting, with 18,109 showing up on Sunday, Oct. 23. Sunday’s total, according to the Georgia secretary of state, broke the 2018 total for the first Sunday of early voting by 211%.

Georgia has had record early voting turnout since it began last week, surging to nearly twice the number on the first day of early voting in 2018. Totals have remained within striking distance of the 2020 presidential election turnout and have shattered previous midterm turnout records by 50% or greater during every day of early voting this week.

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“211% of 2018 shows that voters are enthusiastic, but most importantly, have the options available to get that vote in early,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who said reports of long lines were rare, with some lines in the metro areas being reported. No substantial delays were reported Sunday, he said.

Turnout numbers through 10/23/2022:

Total turnout: 837,597

Early in-person: 758,808

Absentee: 78,789

New turnout since previous day: 18,480

Early in-person since previous day: 18,109

Absentee since previous day: 345

Turnout through same day in 2020:

Early in-person: 846,121

Turnout through same day in 2018:

Early in-person: 434,221