Georgia residents flock to the polls for early voting

Clay Curtis
October 15, 2020

Long lines began to form at some polling places even before polling places opened Wednesday.

However, state Republican lawmakers oppose Boockvar's guidance to counties, saying it would "rewrite existing law", while disrupting Pennsylvania's "clear and unambiguously crafted procedures for determining and challenging the validity" of a mail-in or absentee ballot.

More than 60% of the total ballots cast during the 2016 presidential election in North Carolina were cast through early in-person voting, or almost 3 million votes.

More than 1.6 million people took to the polls to vote early this week prompting four states to report record turnout with less than three weeks to go before Election Day. By default, voter information cards are sent in the mail. It has to be received by the clerk no later than 5 p.m. the day before election day - October 30.

By the time polls closed at 4:30 p.m., the number of voters on the first day of early voting surpassed the number of those who voted on the first day in the 2016 presidential election.

Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs
Texas Secretary of State Ruth R. Hughs

Georgia also reported that more than 473,000 absentee ballots had already been returned.

Requests for absentee ballots also almost doubled as the state received 2.5 million requests this year, up from 1.25 million in 2016.

Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley said that voters who receive ballots for individuals not living at their address should write "Not at this address" in large letters on the outside of the envelope and put it back in the mail.

Thirty-eight percent of Alaska's registered Democrats have signed up to vote absentee by mail this year, according to data released Tuesday night by the Division of Elections.

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