Georgia Early Voting Turnout

Cobb, Fulton lead state in early voting totals

Staff Photo: Erin Evan

ATLANTA (AP) - Political candidates across Georgia are urging their supporters to cast ballots on the last day of early voting.

More than 100,000 residents have voted early during a special period that ends Friday. While early voting was lower or relatively flat by midweek in some counties, it had increased in others.

Any voter can request a mail-in ballot or walk into a polling station starting 45 days before Election Day and cast a ballot.

State lawmakers expanded the early voting system two years ago so more voters could participate.

Fulton County election director Barry Garner says he was surprised turnout wasn't higher. He expected between 10,000 and 15,000 people would have already voted. As of Wednesday, just over 7,000 were cast.

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