COVINGTON, Ga. – More people voted early in Newton County in 2018 than in 2014, according to numbers provided by the Newton County Board of Elections.
At the close of Friday, 19,259 of the county’s 69,805 active voters had cast in-person ballots at the county administration building during the early voting period that ended Friday afternoon.
By comparison, 10,625 voters participated in early voting in 2014. Director of Elections Angela Mantle said her office also mailed out 3,230 ballots. She said 2,344 of those have been returned.
According to records, 1,142 absentee ballots were cast four years ago.
Mantle said this year’s early voter turnout was the county’s largest for a mid-term election.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.