Cobb surpasses 2016 early voting turnout with one week left

Gail Watson (R) cast her vote at a Cobb County polling center on Whitlock Ave in Marietta, October 12, 2020.  STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Gail Watson (R) cast her vote at a Cobb County polling center on Whitlock Ave in Marietta, October 12, 2020. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Cobb County has surpassed 2016′s total early voting turnout both in absolute numbers and the percentage of registered voters who have cast ballots, with one week still left to go.

More than 211,000 people have already voted in the November general election. That represents about 39 percent of registered voters in the county. In 2016, 38 percent of Cobb voters cast ballots during the entire early voting period--a total of 160,000 people at the time.

Of the more than 200,000 who have cast votes so far this year, 104,733 voted by mail and 106,712 showed up in person at one of Cobb’s early voting locations.

The most popular early voting location so far has been the East Cobb Government Center on Lower Roswell Road, followed by the Main Elections Office on Whitlock Ave. Early voters can cast their ballot at any location but must vote at their assigned polling location.

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