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Secretary of State announces record early voting turnout in Georgia

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ATLANTA (WTVM) – The Secretary of State’s office announced Friday a record early voting turnout.

Over 2,180,000 early ballots were cast in the state of Georgia, beating the 2008 early voting record of 2,129,316.

The number of the early ballots cast will rise as this number does not include Friday’s totals from across the state.

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is happy with this historic turnout and says Georgia voters want their voices to be heard.

"Georgia voters are highly enthusiastic and taking full advantage of unprecedented access to the ballot box to make sure their voices are heard," stated Secretary Kemp. “As Georgia’s chief elections official, I want to ensure every Georgian has the opportunity to allow their voice to be heard at the polls.”

A total of 166,875 mail-in absentee ballots and 2,013,132 advance in-person ballots have been cast in the November election.

Georgia voters can use the office’s My Voter Page or download the GA SOS app to check registration status, view a sample ballot, find their voting location, and review county hours of operation.

Secretary Kemp encourages Georgia voters to report any voting irregularities or complaints involving elections to the office’s Investigations Division by calling (877) 725-9797.

All complaints are promptly reviewed by the division’s P.O.S.T.-certified law enforcement officers, and if warranted, officers will open a formal State Election Board investigation.

On Election Day, the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There are currently over 6.6 million registered voters in the Peach State.

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