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South Carolina has broken the one-day early voting record several times before Election Day

South Carolina has broken the one-day early voting record several times before Election Day

South Carolina broke its record for one-day early voting for the second time on Wednesday, more than doubling the record set during the primary.

South Carolina State Election Commission (SEC) reported Thursday that nearly 50,000 ballots had been cast a day earlier at early voting centers, bringing the number of early voters statewide to about 383,000.

The tens of thousands of absentee ballots already returned bring the number of South Carolinians who have already voted to a total of 431,000.

“Considering that there are three days left of the total number of early voting for reporting, the SEC expects that the turnout on election day will continue to grow significantly,” the organization wrote.

South Carolina previously broke its one-day early voting record last weekwhen 40,000 voters voted that Monday.

The number of early votes across the country exceeded 30 million, as measured by the University of Florida.

That number includes 13 million in-person early votes and 18 million votes cast by mail.

Voters in Georgia broke their midterm early voting record in mid-October, casting a total of 131,318 ballots in one day.

Comparatively, Georgians cast 70,849 ballots on the first day of early voting during the 2018 midterm elections, while the 2020 record (136,739) is still higher than the 2022 number.



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