Fulton County Registration and Elections officials say 26,985 voters cast their ballots on the final day of early voting on Friday, for a total of 260,934. This count exceeded the expectations of 250,000 early voters by the close of the early voting period.

“In spite of lines reaching 300 people or more in length, they heard no grumbling, only people looking forward to vote,” said Richard Barron, Director, Fulton County Registration and Elections. “We surpassed 2008 and 2012 with more than 111,000 and 109,000 early voters, respectively.”

For those who have yet to cast their vote, Election Day Polls open Tuesday, Nov. 8,  at 7 a.m. Voters can find the location of their general election polling place by logging on to the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page at https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do.

A record 2.38 million Georgia voters cast their ballots during the state’s early voting period, surpassing the state’s previous record of 2.1 million during the 2008 presidential election.

Collin Kelley

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