Fulton County on track to set record for early voting turnout


Fulton County reports over 68,416 residents have voted during the first week of Early Voting for the 2018 General and Special Election. This count includes three outreach locations that were also open Saturday and Sunday. With this being the second week of early voting, the county is expecting to set a new gubernatorial election record for early voting participation of over 200,000 voters.

Fulton County also has received 6,556 ballots by mail. By this point in 2014, the county had only received 2,332 ballots through the mail. Further, for the first time in history Fulton County’s active voter count has exceeded 700,000 voters.

The number of active registered voters in Fulton County is 701,254. That number will increase slightly before Election Day as remaining eligible applications are processed.

“The turnout was great for week one,” said Richard Barron, Director of Fulton County Registration and Elections. “Plus, over 13,000 voted during our first weekend of early voting. It is our hope that our residents continue to take advantage of the many locations and extended hours for early voting.”

Visit www.fultonelections.com for Early Voting locations and times.

Residents can take advantage of early voting to avoid lines on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018.