Early voting in the 2020 general election has attracted almost 2 million voters. Photo / Chris Gorman

Almost 2 million votes have been cast in advance of this election day, a huge jump from previous early voting numbers in the 2017 and 2014 general elections.

By 5pm yesterday 1,976,996 people had already voted in the 2020 general election and two referendums, after voting opened on October 3.

The highest daily number of votes since then was yesterday, with 233,575, followed by 206,477 last…

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