Georgia reports new record of nearly 7 million registered voters

Georgia reports new record of nearly 7 million registered voters

October 10th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Updated at 8:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, with more information.

Georgia has shattered its all-time voter registration record, according to a release from the office of Secretary of State Brian Kemp.

Over 6,915,000 active and inactive voters are on the rolls, and Kemp says he expects the total to break 7 million "at any moment" as counties process forms received by yesterday's deadline for the Nov. 6 election, the release states.

That new number shows a jump of over 170,000 registered voters since May 2018, according to voter registration records.

"We have kept our head down and remained focused on ensuring secure, accessible, and fair elections for all voters," Kemp said in the release. "The fact is that it has never been easier to register to vote and get engaged in the electoral process in Georgia, and we are incredibly proud to report this new record."

Early in-person voting runs Oct. 15 through Nov. 2. In all 159 Georgia counties, the polls will be open on Saturday, October 27.

 


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