By the end of Friday, the early vote total was 14,365. There are about 46,000 registered voters who can cast ballots Tues-day.
By comparison, during the 2008 election, 17,911 advance votes were cast early. Neither that figure not this year’s total include absentee paper ballots that were mailed out to cer-tain voters.
Statewide, early voting surged past 1.6 million on Friday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Waits of two to three hours were reported in some areas, including east Cobb County and Sandy Springs in north Fulton County, although the time it took to vote varied across metro Atlanta by location and time of day, the AJC reported.
How close the state’s final early-voting tally will get to the record of more than 2 million set four years ago won’t be clear until Monday, when the the Secretary of State’s Office releases totals that reflect Friday’s crowds.
Still, overall totals have been trending below totals for the November 2008 presidential election, making it unlikely. The total of more than 1.6 million, which the office released Friday, reflects early voters through the end of the day Thurs-day.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution contributed to this report.