Early voting locations opened across Georgia starting Monday, Oct. 15.
Any registered voter can cast ballots for the Nov. 6 election during the three-week early voting period. In-person early voting starts Monday and lasts through Nov. 2, including at least one Saturday (Oct. 27).
Early voting is becoming more popular than voting on Election Day in Georgia.
During the presidential election two years ago, 58 percent of voters cast early ballots. That was up from 37 percent in the last midterm election in 2014.
So far this year, the numbers of voters casting early ballots is surging.
More than twice as many voters had mailed absentee ballots compared to the same point during the last midterm election four years ago, according to figures updated Sunday. A total of 52,909 people had voted by mail.
Early voting is more convenient for many voters because they can choose when to go to the polls.
For in-person early voting, voters use the same touchscreen voting machines as they would on Election Day.
Voting by mail on a paper ballot is available for all Georgia voters. So far this election year, the number of mailed-in ballots has more than doubled compared to the same period prior to the midterm elections four years ago.
Every county in Georgia has at least one early voting location. To find early voting locations, many county election offices post their addresses and hours on their websites. Contact information for county election offices is available at elections.sos.ga.gov/Elections/countyregistrars.do.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.