Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout

Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout

Texas' Harris County seeing 'presidential-type' early voter turnout

Days ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, turnout in 22 states and Washington, DC, has shattered 2014 midterm election early voter rates, according to the New York Times, which reported 31.5 million ballots had been cast.

The latest numbers from the Oklahoma State Election Board show early voters in the state's three largest counties are turning out in much greater numbers than the last midterm elections.

Early voting is coming to a close today, but Election Day is just around the corner on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Drawing on her years of military experience, Maureen Heard was careful to follow all the rules when she filled out an absentee ballot for the 2016 election.

Carteret County early voting sites are: Board of Elections, 1702 Live Oak Street in Beaufort, Fort Benjamin Park Recreation Center, 100 McQueen Ave.in Newport, and Western Park Community Center, 275 Old Highway 58 in Cedar Point.

Check your county's early voting dates and find your polling location here.

What advantages, if any, high early voting turnout will give to the candidates is unclear.

In terms of turnout of registered voters, though, Democrats were outperforming the GOP with 40.5 percent turnout compared to 39 percent of Republican voters.

But with an open Senate seat thanks to the retirement of Republican Bob Corker, voters are more than eager this year.

The 2012 presidential election drew almost 357,000 early voters in Louisiana, and the 2016 competition between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton saw 531,000 people casting ballots early.

Mail ballot voters have options when it comes to turning in their ballots for the November 6 Gubernatorial General Election. Turnout during presidential election cycles is typically much higher than for midterms.

In Winnebago County, not including the city of Rockford, more than 2,600 ballots had been cast, county Clerk Tiana McCall said Thursday.

Monday, November 5: Deadline is 3 p.m.to apply in-person for a General Election mail-in ballot at the clerk of elections offices at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold. County officials say they lack the money to make the necessary changes to comply with the ADA.

- Voters who recently moved to New Hampshire will have to submit additional documentation after the state Supreme Court overturned a lower court's ruling that had placed the requirement on hold.

- Voters in Missouri who do not bring a valid photo ID to the polls will not have to sign a sworn statement after a state judge set aside that requirement.

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