That's compared to about 55,000 early votes cast ahead of the original special election.
The early total ahead of the runoff could signal heavy turnout in the nationally watched race, which many see as an early barometer of President Donald Trump's influence.
While the average turnout during off-year special elections is notoriously low, Georgia’s 6th District special election on April 18 (which decided who was in this month’s runoff) topped a respectable 37 percent — nearly 194,000 people voted. That’s a turnout that looks more like a midterm contest than a special election.
Another possibility is that voters already know who they want to vote for and are casting early ballots to get it over with.
The news comes as nearly 8,000 voters have now been added to voting rolls in the 6th District, after a federal judge extended voter registration in the district through May 21 as part of an ongoing lawsuit over how Georgia handles voter registration ahead of federal runoff elections.
How to vote: You must be a registered voter, live in the 6th District and visit an early voting location in your home county of Cobb County, DeKalb County or Fulton County. Early voting locations are open on weekdays, except for one day of Saturday voting on Saturday, June. 10.
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Tom Price’s congressional seat is vacant since he accepted a position in the Trump administration.