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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:23am

Ga. Heads To Polls, A Third Voted Early

Updated: 2 years ago.
Polls are open across Georgia from 7am to 7pm today, but about 1.9 million voters in the state have already cast their ballots, expected to be just shy of the 2008 record for early turnout. (STOCK PHOTO by ne_atl via Flickr)

Polling precincts across Georgia are open to voters from 7am to 7pm Tuesday.

Registered voters can verify their polling location by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State’s My Voter Page.

In a news release, Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminds voters they will need to have valid I.D. with them. That can include a Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired.

Other forms include a valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of the state.

Meanwhile, about a third of registered voters in the state have already cast their ballots.

As of the last day of early voting on Friday almost 1.9 million people had either voted early in person or mailed in their ballots. More of the latter are still trickling in the mail room, but officials still expect early turnout to fall just short of the 2 million ballots cast ahead of the 2008 election.

Early turnout is down across demographic groups with the notable exception of Hispanics.

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