Georgia sets new early voting record

More than 405,000 early ballots were cast in Georgia ahead of the March 1 presidential preference primary, with those living in metro Atlanta leading the way.

Approximately 100,000 Georgians cast their ballots Friday, the last day of early voting in the state.

The previous record for early voting in Georgia for a presidential preference primary was set in 2008 with a total of 271,418 votes. That record was broken on Thursday.

“The fact that nearly 100,000 people voted on Friday alone shows voters are getting engaged as they meet candidates visiting Georgia,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp. “Voters are having their voices heard, while candidates are enjoying our famous southern hospitality.”

Here is the breakdown for some of the counties with the highest voter turnout:

  • Fulton: 37,322 total
  • DeKalb: 30,130 total
  • Gwinnett: 19,728 in-person

Cobb County will release its Friday numbers on Monday.

Election Day is Tuesday, March 1. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. statewide.

Voter Information: Everything you need to know to vote on Tuesday

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