Georgia early voting keeps smashing records, Chatham county sees high weekend volumes

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CHATHAM COUNTY, G.a. (WSAV) — The Georgia Secretary of State’s Office says early voting continues to smash records, with two weeks of early voting left to go.

A news release says that as of 9 p.m. Saturday, more than 1.4 million voters had cast their ballots. That’s up 149% from the first six days of early voting in 2016.

According to Chatham County election officials, 14,311 people voted early as of Saturday, 800 of them on Saturday alone. By noon today, a total of 793,385 early in-person ballots were cast in the state of Georgia.

Voters say weekend early voting is a better fit for their schedules.

“I feel like I’d be wasting my right if i didn’t just come out and vote. I know there are long lines and it is a rough part of my day, but what else would I be doing? You gotta come out and do it,” says first time early voter, Alayna Williams.

Williams says she decided to vote in-person this year for several reasons.

“We were going to do absentee but then we’ve been seeing that some of the absentee ballots look weird and were printed the wrong way. We also heard some of them have fake drop off boxes. My mom said no we’re not doing all that, we’re going in-person,” Williams adds.

There are two weekends where you can vote on weekends during the three week period. The next weekend will be October 24th.

It says more than 782,500 people have voted in person and more than 654,800 by mail.

WSAV has everything you need to know to make sure your vote is counted, HERE.

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