More than 12,000 voted early in Troup County

Published 2:33 pm Monday, November 5, 2018

The state of Georgia has set a record for early voting numbers in a mid-term election, and voters in Troup County played a part in that.

According to Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office, Georgians cast 2,071,830 ballots during early voting. Most of them — 1,886,905 — were in person and 184,925 were by mail.

A total of 11,251 people voted early in person in Troup County, according to Troup County Election Supervisor Andrew Harper. Another 1,179 people voted by mail and Harper said that number should climb, as all those ballots didn’t have to be in until Tuesday.

“For a governor’s race, it’s way up,” Harper said. “It compares to a presidential race.”

There are roughly 43,000 registered voters in Troup County, so roughly a quarter of those voters have already cast a ballot.

Four counties — Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett and Cobb — had more than 130,000 early votes cast. For anyone who didn’t vote early, polls open at 7 a.m. on Tuesday and close at 7 p.m.