Georgia Special Election Runoffs – Early Voting Update

There are six business days left for advance/absentee voting in Georgia House Districts 80, 146, and 155 for the upcoming August 11 runoffs.  Here are the latest tallies of approved votes (either early in-person voting or received mail-in ballots), through Thursday, July 30th:

  • Fulton County (HD #80) – 11
  • DeKalb County (HD #80) – 97

Houston County (HD #146) – 936

  • Ben Hill County (HD #155) – 71
  • Coffee County (HD #155) – 10
  • Irwin County (HD #155) – 0 (it appears that Irwin County has not had any in-person early voting for the runoff)
  • Tift County (HD #155) – 34
  • Turner County (HD #155) – 116

Comparisons to the number of votes cast in those same locations in the July 14 special elections are a little difficult because that advance voting schedule was impacted by the Independence Day holiday (July 3rd).  For the special elections, early voting took place for three weeks prior to July 14th.  But for comparison, here were the number of approved votes cast in the special elections through July 1st (when there were six business days left to vote in person or mail-in an absentee ballot):

  • Fulton County (HD #80) – 8
  • DeKalb County (HD #80) – 38

Houston County (HD #146) – 768

  • Ben Hill County (HD #155) – 187
  • Coffee County (HD #155) – 10
  • Irwin County (HD #155) – 179
  • Tift County (HD #155) – 82
  • Turner County (HD #155) – 107

So, it appears that voter enthusiasm for the runoff is strong in HD #80 and #146, but down significantly in HD #155.

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