With 36 days to go before the Georgia Senate runoffs, the secretary of state’s office said about 934,000 absentee ballots have been requested, about 70 percent of the 1.3 million requests received by Sept. 28, the same number of days before the general election.
The office had released data on about 900,000 of those requests as of Sunday night. A higher percentage of those who have requested runoff absentee ballots are White than in the 2020 general election. So far, 30 percent of voters who have requested absentee ballots are Black, 54 percent are White, 2.6 percent are Asian American, 2.7 percent are Hispanic and nearly 9 percent are of unknown race. In the general, 32 percent of absentee voters were Black, 50 percent White, 3.6 percent Asian American, 4 percent Hispanic and 8 percent are of unknown race.