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01 November 2008

43% of Georgia's Black Voters Cast Early Ballots

As of the close of business, Friday, October 31, 2008, nearly 2 million Georgians exercised their right to vote early.

DeKalb County closed out the 45-day early voting period in first place among Georgia's 159 counties with 177,320 early ballots cast. Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb and Henry counties rounded out the top five.

According to data provided by the Secretary of State's office, 35% of Georgia's 5,598,425 registered voters braved the weather and the long lines to vote early.

Below is the demographic breakdown of Georgia's early voters:


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Black Female
960,360
439,434
22.0%
45.8%
Black Male
676,063
260,432
13.1%
38.5%
Black Vote (Total)
1,636,423
699,866
35.1%
42.8%


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
White Female
1,879,609
666,827
33.4%
35.5%
White Male
1,676,915
534,174
26.8%
31.9%
White Vote (Total)
3,556,524
1,201,001
60.2%
33.8%


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Asian/Pacific Islander
Female
33,305
6,370
0.3%
19.1%
Asian/Pacific Islander
Male
30,904
5,007
0.3%
16.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander
(Total)
64,209
11,377
0.6%
17.7%



Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Hispanic/Latino
Female
40,549
8,504
0.4%
20.9%
Hispanic/Latino
Male
35,642
6,214
0.3%
17.4%
Hispanic/Latino
(Total)
76,191
14,718
0.7%
19.3%



Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Native American
Female
523
159
0.008%
30.4%
Native American
Male
391
137
0.007%
35.0%
Native American
(Total)
914
296
0.01%
32.4%



Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Other
264,164
67,372
3.4%
25.5%



Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Statewide
5,598,425
1,994,990
100%
35.6%
Female
(Statewide)
2,914,346
1,121,294
56.2%
38.5%
Male
(Statewide)
2,419,915
805,964
40.4%
33.3%