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Early voting totals almost eclipse total 2016 election turnout in Georgia

Early voting totals almost eclipse total 2016 election turnout in Georgia

More than 3.8 million people cast ballots in Georgia by the close of the three-week early voting period for the Nov. 3 election, marking roughly half the state’s total registered voters and nearly eclipsing the entire vote count of the 2016 election. Around 2.6 Georgians turned out to vote in-person for early voting from Oct. 12 through Oct. 30, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office. Another roughly 1.2 million had cast absentee ballots through Friday, with more mail-in votes expected to arrive before Election Day. Turnout for the Nov. 3 election looks to dwarf record numbers seen in…
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On National Vote Early Day, Georgia voters continue to shatter records

On National Vote Early Day, Georgia voters continue to shatter records

Saturday was National Vote Early Day, a date set by nonprofits and businesses to raise awareness of early voting options throughout the United States. For their part, Georgians have showed their awareness of early voting options by voting early and by absentee ballots in record numbers. According to the Georgia Secretary of State's Office, Georgia's total voter turnout has been 114% higher than it was at the same time during the 2016 election. When broken down into early voting and absentee, Georgia's turnout for in-person early voting is 53% higher than 2016 and absentee turnout is up a chart-topping 645%…
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Everything you need to know to vote early in Gwinnett County

Everything you need to know to vote early in Gwinnett County

After a week of record-setting advance voting turnout in Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Voter Registrations and Elections is reminding those who haven't voted where and how they can vote early for the Nov. 3 election. Advance Voting began Oct. 12 and continues through Oct. 30 every day, including weekends at nine sites around Gwinnett County. Eligible voters may vote at the Voter Registrations and Elections Beauty P. Baldwin Building, located at 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200 in Lawrenceville, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. In addition, eight sites are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The locations are: Bogan Park Community Recreation Center,…
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Forsyth County residents can check wait times before going to vote

Forsyth County residents can check wait times before going to vote

If you're planning to vote early and are concerned about wait times in Forsyth County, the county has set up a real-time website to tell you what the wait times are like at all county advance voting locations. Forsyth residents can visit the new website to view up-to-date wait times at all Advance Voting locations in Forsyth County: https://bit.ly/34NYoB1 Advance voting for the Nov. 3 General and Special Election is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and select Saturdays through Oct. 30, at various locations. Photo: Voters wait in line at a precinct in Cobb County on May…
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1.4 million votes have been cast in Georgia so far

1.4 million votes have been cast in Georgia so far

Georgia voters are shattering records for voting absentee and during early voting. The secretary of state's office reports that as of Saturday, more than 1.4 million votes have been cast. Data released by the secretary of state's office shows off-the-charts increases in early and absentee turnout with a 134% increase in turnout when compared to this point during the 2016 election. Below is the data from the secretary of state. Ballots Cast as of 5 p.m. on October 17, 2020 Total Number of Ballots Cast: 1,431,186 Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast As of 5 p.m. Today: 59,942 Total…
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Long lines continue on second day of early voting

Long lines continue on second day of early voting

Gwinnett County’s Enise Deane offered a brutal assessment of how Georgia’s 2020 general election is going at a Tuesday press conference intended to draw attention to early voting headaches. She spent eight hours Monday waiting in line to vote. Deane grew tired of watching her mailbox for an absentee ballot to arrive that she’d requested back in August. So she showed up at a precinct in person. “This is a system that’s broken and it needs to be fixed,” Deane said. Across Georgia many people spent hours waiting to vote on the second day of early voting after Monday set a…
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Georgians endure long lines and huge turnout on first day of early voting

Georgians endure long lines and huge turnout on first day of early voting

Early voting in the momentous 2020 general elections started off with a bang Monday as thousands of Georgians poured into precincts, eager to cast perhaps the most important ballots of their lives. More than 128,000 people piled into polling places across the state to kick off the three-week stretch of early voting, according to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s office. It was a record number of first-day ballot casters who turned out amid the lingering health terror of coronavirus and unprecedented nationwide doubt in the legitimacy of voting processes in the United States. “It’s a very important election,” said…
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Here’s what went wrong during the June 9 primary in Georgia

Here’s what went wrong during the June 9 primary in Georgia

A state House committee probing issues that occurred during the June 9 primary elections in Georgia released a report Thursday outlining stumbles with absentee ballots and the state’s new voting machines that prompted long lines and steep concerns ahead of the Nov. 3 general election. The report, compiled by the Georgia House Governmental Affairs Committee, recommended tighter coordination between the Secretary of State’s office and local elections boards to prevent and respond to problems, as well as extending the amount of time local officials have to count absentee ballots. The House committee’s report followed four days of testimony in June…
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Early voting site in Hall County closed due to COVID-19 infection

Early voting site in Hall County closed due to COVID-19 infection

The North Hall Community Center will close at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 3 for a deep cleaning after several Hall County Parks & Leisure staff members at the facility tested positive for COVID-19. The community center is an early voting site. "Our methodical reopening plan calls for close monitoring of our operations as this pandemic progresses," Hall County Administrator Jock Connell said. "That's exactly what has been done in this case, and we believe it is in the best interest of public health at this time to temporarily close this facility for all activities other than early voting." Early…
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Here’s how to vote early in the Aug. 11 runoff election in Hall County

Here’s how to vote early in the Aug. 11 runoff election in Hall County

The Hall County Board of Elections and Registration has set the dates, times and locations for early voting for the Aug. 11 runoff elections. Voters will be able to cast their ballots at one of four locations: East Hall Community Center, North Hall Community Center, Spout Springs Library and the Brenau Downtown Center. Voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, from July 20 through Aug. 7. There will be no voting at the Hall County Government Center or Gainesville Exploration Academy; additionally, there will be no Saturday voting or extended hours. Voters will need…
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