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'Your vote counts': Secretary of State addresses Georgians as final week of early voting kicks off

The Secretary of State addressed Georgians as record-breaking early voting winds down.
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Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger

ATLANTA — Georgia continues to set records for voter turnout for the upcoming general election as the country is just eight days away from Election Day

“Georgia is a leader in election access,” said Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. “Notwithstanding the pandemic, voters in the Peach State can take advantage of no-excuse absentee ballot voting by mail or through a secure drop box; three weeks of early, in-person voting; or Election Day voting.”

Raffensperger addressed Georgians during a press conference at the State Capitol on Monday at 10 a.m. . 

The event was streamed live on 11Alive.com, within this story, and also on the 11Alive YouTube channel

Watch a replay here:

BY THE NUMBERS

Ballots Cast as of 5 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2020

Total Number of Ballots Cast: 2,750,337 (106% increase)

Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast Sunday: 35,665 

Total Number of Early, In-Person Ballots Cast: 1,792,534 (48% increase) 

Total Number of Absentee By Mail Ballots Cast: 957,803 (645% increase)

*Percentage Increases Compare Close of Polls Data for the 13th Day of Early Voting in 2020 and 2016