ATLANTA,Ga — Election officials say a record number of Georgians cast ballots in this year’s general election.
Secretary of State Brian Kemp says in an early Wednesday press release more than 4 million votes had been counted – passing the record 3.9 million votes cast in 2008.
“After a year of liberal groups accusing me of voter suppression, Georgians were mobilized to go to the polls in record numbers,” Secretary Kemp says
Kemp says final numbers won’t be available until the election results are certified. But there were 5,445,078 active voters on Election Day, and at least 4,045,613 votes were cast, meaning turnout was higher than 74 percent.
Early voting in the state also set a record. With 2,418,550 Georgians voting early, either by mail or in person.
Earlier this year, a record 2,055,617 votes were counted in the presidential primary election.