Early voting in Georgia tops 2010 totals

It’s official: There are more early voters in Georgia this year than in the last midterm election of 2010. And the number will only go up, since it does not include a final tally from Friday — which is the early-voting deadline before Tuesday’s general election. Here’s the breakdown:

General statewide turnout

Number of ballots cast: 798,309

Number of ballots voted in-person: 714,219

Number of mail-in ballots returned: 84,090

Number of mail-in ballots outstanding: 39,641

Top 5 counties with highest turnout

Fulton: 79,065

DeKalb: 67,735

Cobb: 58,132

Gwinnett: 46,768

Henry: 26,466

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