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Dawson County voters break turnout records during the 2022 general election

More Dawson County residents have now voted early in this year’s general election than the May primary, according to the local Board of Elections and Registration. 

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As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, 7,682 votes have been cast in Dawson County for the 2022 general election, compared to 7,211 early, absentee and day-of ballots combined for the primary, according to an updated Facebook post from the elections office. 

“We are really proud that voters are coming out,” BOER Director Glenda Ferguson said. “The comparable General Election of 2018 shows a 63.50% turnout (11,606 total votes cast).”

Ferguson added that Dawson County is “over halfway there” to that turnout benchmark with the votes cast so far. 

The Georgia Secretary of State’s Data Hub pins Dawson County as eighth among the state’s 159 counties for voter turnout. The increased turnout in Dawson and other Georgia counties comes amidst highly-watched races for Georgia’s governor and U.S. Senate. 

DCN has provided a 2022 elections guide with key dates and district changes, how to vote and details on what to expect when looking at your ballot. You can view it here.

DCN will provide election results coverage online after polls close next Tuesday, Nov. 8. Because of the newspaper’s Monday publication deadline, print results will be included in the Nov. 16 edition.