Georgia 2022 Elections off to Record-Setting Pace with Early Primary Voting

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POLITICS & POLICY
TAXES,MONEY & GOVERNMENT
6 min read
1009 words
Beau Evans
May 11, 2022
Key Points
  • Early voting has drawn triple the turnout so far in the 2022 primaries compared to Georgia’s last governor’s race in 2018.
  • Republican ballots have greatly outnumbered Democratic ballots cast in the early-voting phase.
  • Election experts are eyeing whether the vote-by-mail changes could dampen Democratic turnout.
The Gist Early voting is off to a hot start in Georgia for the 2022 election cycle, tallying more than 254,000 votes about halfway into the three-week voting period ahead of the May 24 primaries. What’s Happening Stiff competition in primary races for Georgia governor, secretary of state, lieutenant governor and other statewide offices have spurred ...

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