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4:58 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Early Voting Nears End

On Monday, Secretary of State Brian Kemp said more than 110,000 Georgians have taken advantage of early voting ahead of the May 20 primary election.

Credit Charles Edwards / WABE News

“We feel like that number will continue certainly to go up the rest of the week and probably in a little quicker fashion than it did. I think it’s been steady, but I’m just speculating. We’ll know a lot more on Friday.”

And Kemp said comparing early voting numbers and turnout in general this year will have a twist, because this is the first time Georgia has held its primary in May rather than July.

“We really don’t know what to expect. We haven’t had a May primary before, so it’s going to be interesting to see you know how that affects turnout, if it does at all. It may being very similar to what we've seen in the past. We’ll just have to wait and compare those numbers when we’re finished.”

Voters will decide who faces off in a hotly contested U.S. Senate race, the Georgia governor’s contest and number of congressional races. Early voting ends this Friday.