Tue., October 26, 2010 7:48am (EDT)

Early Voting Picks-Up Steam
By Associated Press
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
350,000 Georgians have already voted in federal and local races. (Photo courtesy of: dolescum via Flickr)
350,000 Georgians have already voted in federal and local races. (Photo courtesy of: dolescum via Flickr)
One week from today, Georgia voters go to the polls to cast ballots in numerous state, federal and local races.

Meanwhile, nearly 350,000 Georgians have already voted. The Secretary of State's Office reports that number of ballots cast statewide as of Saturday.

Though early voting got off to a slow start, nearly twice the number of voters headed to the polls last week than the previous week.

Early voting in Georgia began on Sept. 20 and ends on Friday.

Four Georgia counties have consistently been in the top five for early voter turnout: Fulton, DeKalb, Cobb and Gwinnett.

Nearly 5.8 million people in Georgia are registered to vote.