Here are the early voting numbers….

The Secretary of State’s office released the final numbers for the early voting period, which ran from Monday, June 30 to Friday, July 18, for tomorrow’s runoff:

Early Voting Numbers for the July 22nd Primary Runoff Election

Number of ballots cast: 159,152

Number of ballots voted in person: 134,267

Number of mail-in ballots returned: 24,885

Number of mail-in ballots outstanding: 12,717

Number of ballots cast, Republican: 121,678

Number of ballots cast, Democratic: 36,677

Number of ballots cast, Nonpartisan: 797

Early Voting Numbers for May 20th Primary Election

Number of ballots cast: 239,281

Number of ballots voted in person: 214,975

Number of mail-in ballots returned: 24,306

Number of mail-in ballots outstanding: 14,385

Number of ballots cast, Republican: 147,995

Number of ballots cast, Democratic: 88,316

Number of ballots cast, non-partisan: 2,970

I’ve seen some reports of higher turnout in at least one of the congressional races, so if you have access to or knowledge of any numbers from specific races in the runoff, please share them below.

6 comments

  1. So 121,678 GOP ballots have been cast thus far for the Runoff compared to 147,995 back in May. That says to me 82% of GOPers have come back, which is interesting. We’ll have to see what election day turnout looks like but turnout looks decent for a runoff.

  2. That’s one way of looking at it Buzz. Runoff turnout was 85% of the first round in the 2010 governor’s race.

    Another way of looking at it is this is the “normal” time when people have voted in primaries in the past so it will be interesting to see the overall effect of shifting everything forward. Can we please just adopt second choice voting for absentee voters and go back to our old schedules!

    • TheEiger says:

      “That’s one way of looking at it Buzz. Runoff turnout was 85% of the first round in the 2010 governor’s race.”

      Except in the Governor’s home county of Hall, where turnout for the runoff was 106%

      • Good for his supporters in Hall. Even runoff turnout at 106% probably means the majority of registered voters sat it out. 35k people voted for Deal in November vs runoff turnout of 20k/16k for Deal. Sounds like they were just effective at turning out their supporters.

  3. southernpol says:

    GA-1:
    May 20th early votes: 15,183
    July 22nd early votes: 12,684

    GA-10 is up 9 votes from May 20th
    I’ve posted the county by county numbers for 10 here: https://twitter.com/SouthernPol/status/491243268785451008/photo/1
    — Newton will probably show who wins faster than anything else
    — Hice turning out voters in Walton is the biggest question.

    And then here are the counties that had higher early turnout this election with Kingston & Perdue numbers: https://twitter.com/SouthernPol/status/491033412765876224/photo/1

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