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25 September 2016

Absentee Ballot Requests in Republican Districts Outpace Democrats

Absentee ballot numbers released by Secretary of State Brian Kemp contain some good news for Georgia Republicans.

74% of all absentee ballots mailed to voters, last week, went to traditional GOP strongholds.

A total of 83,176 absentee ballots were sent from local elections office across the state. 62,142 went to the ten congressional districts represented by Republicans.

The 6th Congressional District lead the way with 10,464 absentee ballot requests.

House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R - Georgia) represents the 6th district, which includes the cities of Roswell, Johns Creek and Sandy Springs.

20 September marked the earliest day absentee ballots could be mailed to voters, according to state law. All absentee ballots must be received in the county elections office by 7PM on Election Day in order to be counted.