There was no primary in Georgia’s other U.S. Senate race. Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler will face 20 other candidates in a November special election.
Some Georgia races are heading to runoffs Aug. 11, including several contests for the U.S. House and local offices.
Overall, more voters used Democratic than Republican ballots in the primary. In the presidential race, for example, Democrats cast 1,283,836 votes, compared with 1,033,308 Republican ballots. Georgia is an open primary state, meaning voters can choose to vote in either party’s primary.
More people voted absentee than ever before after Raffensperger mailed absentee ballot request forms to 6.9 million active Georgia voters in April. The 1.1 million absentee voters in the primary far exceeded the 219,731 absentee voters in advance of the 2018 general election.
Turnout is expected to be much higher in this year’s presidential election. Raffensperger has said he expects 5 million voters.