Election 2020: Who’s voted early in Georgia

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Georgians easily broke the state’s early voting record.

Nearly 3.9 million Georgians, as of Friday, had already voted, according to data from the secretary of state’s office. That’s 95% of the total vote in the 2016 presidential contest, when about 4.1 million Georgians cast ballots. About 51% of all registered have voted. Here’s how those votes break down:

About 58% of early voters are white and 28% are Black, which matches fairly closely with the breakdown of registered voters in the state.

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Females have recorded almost 475,000 more votes than males, or roughly 56% to 44%.

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Most of the votes are concentrated in metro Atlanta. But every county is saw significant early voting. All but 2 of Georgia’s 159 counties have recorded at least 1,000 early votes. Fulton leads the pack with more than 441,000.

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Most early voters casted their ballots in person, but 31%, or about 1.2 million, have used a mail ballot. Less than 300,000 mail ballots have not yet been returned.

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Early voting returns have been strong since late September. The pace really picked up Oct. 12, when in-person early voting started. Since that day, the state has averaged about 180,000 votes cast per day, which includes mail and in-person votes. The most votes in a day was 243,000, which was set on Friday -- the last day of early voting.

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