Last week for early voting in person: 2M Georgians have voted so far in the Senate runoff

2M Georgians have voted so far in the Senate runoff

ATLANTA — This is the last week for people to vote in-person early for the Georgia Senate runoff.

So far, more than 2 million people have already cast their ballots.

The largest polling site in the state saw a steady stream of voters Monday as we get closer to Election Day.

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Channel 2′s Sophia Choi was at Mercedes Benz Stadium where voters spent just a few minutes to cast their vote.

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“Everything was expedited, fastly. It was clean, sanitized after every person. And I got in and out in like 10-15 minutes,” said voter Deborah Thompson.

The site changed from State Farm Arena last week, since the Atlanta Hawks needed the space.

Thompson is one of a growing number of Fulton County voters casting a ballot early, in the Senate runoffs between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Kelly Leoffler and Reverend Raphael Warnock

Fulton County Chairman Rob Pitts said the numbers show a higher interest than expected.

“We’ve mailed out a 182,000 absentee ballots, we’ve received back 82,686. Early voting as of today is 202,000,” Pitts said. “When we first talked, I thought we were probably looking at a 50 percent turnout, it may be a little higher now, based upon what we are seeing.”

Early voting runs through Wednesday and it’s on that last day of early voting, when the county expects a rush of voters before the Jan. 5 election.

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