After record numbers of voters cast their ballots early in the US State of Georgia, election officials are reporting attendance at the state’s more than 2,000 polling locations across 159 counties as “steady” with few lines at the moment.
Changes to election law here in Georgia also mean election officials are able to begin the process of tabulating those early votes before polls close at 7pm local time.
According to the BBC, more than 70% of mail in votes have already been returned (some 234,000) and officials are saying that the changes will mean Georgia’s results will come in quicker than before.
All counties have to report by 10pm this evening how many votes they have outstanding. The counts have to be completed by 5pm tomorrow.