According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle:
About 18 percent more Georgians voted in the 2008 election than in the 2004 election, according to data released Wednesday by Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel.
“An estimated 3.9 million Georgia voters cast ballots in the 2008 General Election, roughly 74.1 percent of active voters,” Handel said. “Additionally, over 2 million voters cast ballots during early voting, over 53 percent of total votes cast. Ninety-three percent of voters cast ballots in person using an approved form of photo identification without incident.”
In 2004, roughly 3.3 million voters cast ballots, comprising 77 percent of active voters. Voters cast 422,485 ballots during early voting four years ago.