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More than 250k vote early in Ga.; 6,000+ in Hall Co.

By The Associated Press
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ATLANTA - More than 250,000 Georgia voters cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday's primary elections, more than 6,000 of them in Hall County.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office said Friday that 255,787 Georgians voted in-person between the time early voting began July 9 and Thursday. Totals for Friday, the final day to cast ballots before Tuesday's elections, were not immediately available.

Kemp's office says an additional 75,674 Georgia voters have mailed in absentee ballots, bringing the total to 331,461. This was the first election in which Georgians could vote early on Saturday.

Hall County elections director Charlotte Sosebee said said 6,127 votes were cast in the county during the three weeks of early voting.

(AccessNorthGa.com's Ken Stanford contributed to this story.)
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