Record advanced Voter Turnout


Greater Georgia press Release


Today, Greater Georgia released an analysis of voter turnout for the first week of early voting for the 2022 midterm general election, running Monday, October 17th through Sunday, October 23rd. Compared to the same time period for the 2018 midterm general election, total turnout has increased by 74%, while early voting alone has increased by 90%. As of Sunday, over 830,000 Georgians cast their ballots by absentee voting or through early in-person voting.

From the very first day of early voting, Georgians have come out in force to have a say in this year’s midterm election – shattering turnout records with a level of enthusiasm we usually see only in presidential election years,” said Greater Georgia Chairwoman Kelly Loeffler. “Turnout has increased 74%; every single demographic group has increased participation rates; over 13,000 voters have cast their ballots for the first time. Every piece of data so far has confirmed what we’ve known on the ground for months – not only that SB 202 has been a major positive for our state, but that the promise of strong conservative leadership is driving one of the most historic elections of our lifetimes.”

See Greater Georgia analysis for the first week of early voting in the 2022 midterm general election compared to the same time period in the 2018 midterm general election below:

Total Turnout

In total, 832,832 voters have cast their ballots so far in this year’s general election – including 752,225 early voters and 80,607 absentee voters. This represents a 74% increase over 2018, when only 479,310 voters had cast their ballots in total.

Early In-Person Voting

752,225 Georgians have voted early so far this year, representing a 90% increase over 2018, when 396,292 voters had voted early in-person.

Absentee Voting

So far, 247,531 Georgians have requested an absentee ballot, representing a 19% increase over 2018, when 207,816 voters requested an absentee ballot. 80,607 voters, or 33%, have returned their absentee ballots this year.

Disenfranchised Voters

Of the 339,000 conservative voters who voted in the November 2020 general election but did not vote in the January 2021 runoff election, 27,568 have so far voted in the 2022 midterm general election.

First Time Voters
13,388 voters who have voted so far this year are first-time voters.

Voters by Gender

A greater share of men are voting this year compared to 2018, though women continue to be the majority of voters. So far, 46% of voters are male and 54% are female, compared to 2018 when 45% of voters were male and 55% were female.

Compared to 2018, the participation rate of men increased by 74% and the participation rate of women increased by 73%.

Voters by Race

A greater share of nonwhite voters are voting this year compared to 2018, though White voters continue to be the majority of voters. So far, 60% of voters are White, 34% are African American, 2% are Asian, and 1.8% are Hispanic. In 2018, 65% of voters where White, 31% were African American, 2% were Asian, and 1.6% were Hispanic.

Compared to 2018, the participation rate of White voters has increased by 62%, African American by 95%, Asian by 84%, and Hispanic by 89%.

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