Who voted early in Georgia's 2020 presidential primary election

A person walks outside of the Voter Registration and Elections Office in Dekalb County during of the first day of early voting on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Credit: Miguel Martinez

Credit: Miguel Martinez

More than 281,000 Georgians voted early in the 2020 presidential primary election, which has been delayed because of coronavirus pandemic.

Early voting ran March 2-20 as Election Day was originally scheduled for March 24. However the election is now scheduled for May 19, the same date as the regular primary for a U.S. Senate seat and many other offices

Related: Georgia to mail absentee ballot request forms to all active voters

About 10,900 new voters have cast votes, which makes up about 4% of the early voting pool.

Here's a look at how the voters have broken down through March 21, according to data from the Georgia secretary of state's office.

The electorate, so far, is more black than the state's 7.2 million list of registered voters. Blacks account for 37% of early voters and 30% of all registered voters. Whites make up 52% of early voters and 53% of all registered voters.

Women are outpacing men in early voting. About 58% of early voters are female.

Early votes have been cast in all the state’s 159 counties. Most of those votes have been clustered around metro areas.

In-person early voting began on March 2, but about 14,000 voters had already mailed in ballots by then. Here’s how the flow of early votes adds up by day. Coronavirus closures and concerns caused early voting to drastically taper off in the final week.

People 65 and older make up nearly 53% of early voters.

Voters asking for a Democratic ballot outnumber people asking for a Republican ballot. That’s not a surprise given that the Democratic primary is competitive between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, while President Donald Trump faces no major primary challenge.

Most early voters are going to voting locations, and about 14% have mailed in their ballots. About 30,000 requested ballots have yet to be returned.

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