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10 October 2008

Three Weeks In, Over 400,000 Georgians Have Voted Early...

With three weeks left until the November 4th General Election, over 400,000 Georgians have exercised their right to vote early.

According to numbers provided by the Secretary of State's office, 420,145 early votes have been cast with the vast majority of those numbers coming from people who cast their ballots in person at their local county elections office. In addition, the 420,145 people who have voting early represent 7.5% of the 5,598,425 registered Georgia voters as of October 1st.

As was the case in the second week of early voting, DeKalb County remains the leader with 43,691 of their residents casting early votes. Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb and Chatham counties round out the top five.

If you haven't voted yet, you have until October 31st to avoid the lines and vote early. Click here to find your county's early voting location(s).

Below is a demographic breakdown of the early votes cast in Georgia as of the close of business, Thursday, October 9th:

Black Female - 97,331

Black Male - 59,072

White Female - 135,223

White Male - 113,916

Asian/Pacific Islander Female - 818

Asian/Pacific Islander Male - 627

Hispanic/Latino Female - 1,085

Hispanic/Latino Male - 875

Native American Female
- 30

Native American Male - 35

Other - 11,133

Total - 420,145