Half a million Georgians have already voted in 2016 election

The first full week of advance, in-person voting in Georgia saw long lines across Metro Atlanta.

Now we know why.

Nearly 500,000 voters cast ballots in the state last week, in addition to the nearly 90,000 mail-in absentee ballots the state has received thus far.

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According to Secretary of State Brian Kemp, 578,539 ballots have been cast as of today.

Fulton County continues to lead the way with nearly 80,000 votes cast. DeKalb is next with almost 46,000, followed by Cobb (32,000), Forsyth (20,000) and Gwinnett (19,000).

Each of Georgia’s 159 counties have at least one early voting location open — often, it’s the main elections office. Some, such as Fulton County, will have several sites available. Be aware, however, that your regular neighborhood polling place will likely not be open yet; often, local municipalities only open select sites during the state’s 21-day early voting period.

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– When and where to vote early in North Fulton

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133 comments
Lynn Brown Vargas
Lynn Brown Vargas

I think i know that guy in the pic!! Emily Gantert didnt he go to Oglethorpe?

Gary C. Daniels
Gary C. Daniels

Wow, so if you want to rig an election you don't have to do it at the local level. You just hack the servers at this one location and you're all done. How convenient.

Tony Bystrika
Tony Bystrika

Hillary's campaign managers (the media) are going in for a surprise when Trump will win this election. There are plenty of dumb people in America, but luckily there's not enough for killery to win.

Ruthie Boyd
Ruthie Boyd

Blue suxs, your gona say I wish I'd known

Tina Sparks
Tina Sparks

Amarillo, Tx has already had votes changed. Be sure and check your vote. Notice it's never changed to republican.

Ceci Pino
Ceci Pino

Please spread this EVERYWHERE: "On election day, if your voting machine is a SmartMatic brand, DEMAND a paper ballot. George Soro’s now owns SmartMatic. You have the right to require a paper ballot, and under FEDERAL LAW the polling place MUST provide one for you. Don’t throw your vote away."

Avis Graham
Avis Graham

I hope turnout in VA is just as great! I can't wait to cast my vote on Nov.8th!!!\U0001f44d\U0001f44d\U0001f44d

Avis Graham
Avis Graham

We vote on Nov 8th. My bday is on Nov 9th!

Cathy Campbell
Cathy Campbell

The country is a complete & total mess how stupid to vote for Hillary who will follow the exact same polices and progressive liberal agenda

Chris Glenn
Chris Glenn

I hope that means the lines won't be long when I go.

Gayle Easter
Gayle Easter

The only people that's voting for Killery are the ones that are getting food stamps, section 8 and living off the system.

Kellie Bailey Sims
Kellie Bailey Sims

Their benefits will be cut off. The refregees will get them. So our American freeloaders will have to take a back seat to illegal immigrants . and more American freeloaders will get abortion because it won't up their welfare checks

Anjelica Williams
Anjelica Williams

Baby I have never received any of that I am a educated woman been in healthcare for 34 years and a business owner ...I'm with Her...Hillary the next POTUS

Janet Saxbury
Janet Saxbury

Vote blue for corruption? Guessing you agree living with your choice

Melissa Krulac
Melissa Krulac

I drank straight out of the milk carton and told my husband I am a nasty woman! Yay baby!

Melissa Krulac
Melissa Krulac

I think you are mistaken. I am a Trump supporter, a Mother and fighting terminal cancer. Keep it classy Kellie.

Rudy Lewis
Rudy Lewis

Georgia hasn't lots of people that need to be in prison, they love lying, thieving, murdering, corrupt old white woman that don't give a crap about you except for your vote.

Pamela Dilg-king
Pamela Dilg-king

Anyone stupid enough to vote for Hillary needs to be in prison with her

Doris A Bruce
Doris A Bruce

Get ready to crawl under the rock with Dump\U0001f479\U0001f61c\U0001f479\U0001f61c\U0001f479\U0001f61c

Pamela Dilg-king
Pamela Dilg-king

Really ur a idiot this has nothing to do with race its about our freedom

Pamela Dilg-king
Pamela Dilg-king

U stupid racist ppl all u think about is race get over ur idiotic I'm black and I'm a victim you want to play the race card every time somebody doesn't like your opinion grow up

Brenda Russell
Brenda Russell

Already voted and I'm so happy to say, "I'm with the nasty woman!!!". Lol! Voted blue all the way!

Jim Chapman
Jim Chapman

GA needs to go back to blue. GA was better off when it was blue.

Amy Cawthorne
Amy Cawthorne

U demo r uneducated ga is a red state don't like it get the hell out of ga

Lisa Duvall
Lisa Duvall

To think GA will go blue is thinking the Bulldogs are going to the championship game this year. Lol Not happening! Early votin is in Trumps favor

Lisa Crowley
Lisa Crowley

With all the name calling in the comments, most of you don't have the mental maturity to vote.

Amy Young
Amy Young

Took for people to vote for Trump!

Rodney Lewis
Rodney Lewis

What does Took for people to vote......yup you a Dumpf supporter....lol