Early voting in Georgia off to a hot start

ATLANTA — More than 146,500 Georgians cast early ballots yesterday for the Nov. 8 election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

“Georgia voters are highly enthusiastic and taking full advantage of unprecedented access to the ballot box to make sure their voice is heard,” Kemp said in a news release.

Thus far, 61,283 mail-in absentee ballots and 85,228 advance in-person ballots have been cast in the November election. There are 106,481 outstanding mail-in absentee ballots.

“Technology and hard work by our state and county election officials have made the right to vote easier and easier to exercise over the past decade,” Kemp said.

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, or request an absentee ballot. Voters are advised to request absentee ballots well in advance of the November 4, 2016 deadline to vote by mail in the General Election.

“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,” Kemp said.

Advance in-person voting began on Oct. 17. Georgia law also requires the polls to be open on Saturday, Oct. 29 in all 159 counties for Georgians to vote in the November contests. The General Election will be held on Nov. 8.

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