Fri., March 2, 2012 3:46pm (EST)

140,000 Primary Ballots Already In
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
More than 140,000 residents have already mailed in their vote for the Republican presidential primary. (photo courtesy Ho John Lee)
More than 140,000 residents have already mailed in their vote for the Republican presidential primary. (photo courtesy Ho John Lee)
More than 140,000 Georgia residents have cast early ballots ahead of the state's Republican presidential primary on Super Tuesday.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office reports that 116,800 people had walked into polling stations by the close of business Thursday to vote in advance. In-person early voting ends Friday.

In addition, 24,246 people have mailed in absentee ballots. There are still 11,994 residents who requested absentee ballots that have not yet been received by local election officials.

Early and absentee votes will not be counted until Tuesday. As a result, it is unknown which candidate has a lead among early voters.