In all, more than 2 million voters were expected to participate in this year’s presidential primary, either early or on Election Day.
Another three-week period of early voting will start April 27. Voters who already cast their ballots for president will be able to vote in other federal, state and local races. Voters who hadn't yet participated in the presidential primary will be able to vote in that race as well.
During the last day of early voting on Saturday, nearly 24,000 people showed up, the second-highest turnout of any voting day this year.
The busiest voting day in Georgia occurred on March 3, when 29,000 people voted in person as interest in the race hit a high point on Super Tuesday, which was Election Day for voters in 14 other states.
There were still more than 30,000 absentee ballots that election officials mailed to voters but hadn't been returned as of Monday night. Those ballots will be counted if county election offices receive them by March 24. After that date, voters can request new absentee ballots that include all races in the May 19 primary.
The vast majority of early voters, 88%, cast their ballots in person during early voting in Georgia.
That number will likely drop during the May primary, when election officials will encourage voters to mail in their ballots and avoid human contact at voting locations.