Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on Sunday touted the historic turnout during the early-voting period for the Senate runoff between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.
More than 1.85 million Georgians have voted ahead of the election Tuesday, according to data from Raffensperger's office, including in-person turnout and absentee and military voters.
More than 1.7 million of those voters cast their ballots early in person and more than 350,000 of them voted on Friday, the last day of early voting. That’s the largest early voting day in the state’s history.
Turnout for the runoff has reached 26.4% of active Georgia voters, Raffensperger said in a news release Sunday.
“Georgia has struck the perfect balance between accessibility and security,” said Raffensperger, a Republican who was elected to a second term last month. “These historic turnout levels emphasize that any lawful voter who wants to cast a ballot can do so easily. Turnout and voter participation is excellent. Our elections division will continue working with county election directors to expand early voting opportunities in the future.”