People line up last month during early voting outside the Gwinnett County Voter Registrations and Elections Office in Lawrenceville.

More than 11,000 Gwinnett voters cast early ballots in runoff election

More than 11,000 Gwinnett County residents voted early in Georgia’s runoff election, and almost another 11,000 received mail-in absentee ballots, county spokesman Joe Sorenson said.

Gwinnett County had five days of in-person early voting for the Dec. 4 race, which includes the runoff between Republican Brad Raffensperger and Democrat John Barrow for secretary of state.

Voters could cast ballots from Nov. 26 to Nov. 30 at only one location, the Gwinnett County Voter Registration and Elections Office in Lawrenceville.

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During that week, 11,106 people voted at the elections office. Another 10,938 voters have been issued mail-in absentee ballots. The amount of those returned will be known after all votes are counted. 

The in-person early voting period was longer for the general election, lasting almost three weeks, from Oct. 15 to Nov. 2. There were also seven satellite voting locations spread across the county, in addition to the elections office, which was the main location. More than 137,000 people voted early in person for the Nov. 6 general election.

Voters will head to the polls for the last time in 2018 on Dec. 4, the last chance to vote in the runoff.

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Neither Republican Brad Raffensperger nor Democrat John Barrow earned 50 percent of the vote in the November election.

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