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28 November 2008

Less Than 10% of Georgians Voted Early for the December Run-off Election

As of the last day of advanced voting for the December 2nd run-off election, 345,564 Georgians cast their ballots early. That represents a nearly thirty point drop between the number of people who voted early for the November General Election and the people voting early for the next Tuesday's run-off.

According to data provided by the Georgia Secretary of State, 4.5% of the state's registered black voters voted early. In comparison, early voting for the November General Election saw 42.8% of Georgia's black voters casting early ballots representing 35% of the total number of early votes.

Below is the demographic breakdown of Georgia's early voters (To see a similar chart for the November election, click here):

Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Black Female
1,001,462
47,491
13.7%
4.7%
Black Male
720,257
30,360
8.8%
4.2%
Black Vote (Total)
1,721,719
77,851
22.5%
4.5%


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
White Female
1,909,093
130,883
37.9%
6.9%
White Male
1,703,473
126,944
36.7%
7.5%
White Vote (Total)
3,612,556
257,827
74.6%
7.1%


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Asian/Pacific Islander
Female
35,722
683
0.2%
1.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander
Male
33,010
522
0.2%
1.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander
(Total)
68,732
1,205
0.3%
1.8%


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Hispanic/Latino
Female
43,509
589
0.2%
1.4%
Hispanic/Latino
Male
38,253
528
0.2%
1.4%
Hispanic/Latino
(Total)
81,762
1,117
0.3%
1.4%


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Native American
Female
636
16
0.005%
2.5%
Native American
Male
502
16
0.005%
3.2%
Native American
(Total)
1,138
32
0.009%
2.8%


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Other
272,218
7,532
2.2%
2.8%


Number of
Registered Voters
Number of
Early Votes Cast
Percentage of
Early Votes Cast
Voter Turnout
(Percentage)
Statewide
5,758,135
345,564
100%
6.0%
Female
(Statewide)
2,990,422
179,662
52.0%
6.0%
Male
(Statewide)
2,495,495
158,370
45.8%
6.3%