Early Voting Hits Record With 36 Million Ballots Cast

Frederick Owens
November 7, 2018

"So, if you can go in between those times, you'll be better off". It's also not clear if the early vote in key states is showing up to support Trump and Republicans or Democrats.

Type "Where do I vote?" into Google. In the November 2017 local elections, only 30.89 percent voted. Your polling location depends on where you live. These are some of the issues volunteers said they hear voters are facing when ABC News spoke with them last week. Polls will be open across the state throughout the day. "County clerks like to call them 'fast passes, ' because voters can drop them off without standing in line, and be on their way", Lee said. Iowa is one of 15 states that makes same day voter registration available on Election Day.

"There certainly has been a lot interest in this election", Wyckoff said Monday morning.

"We have issued the highest number of Vote by Mail ballots in Ocean County election history", Colabella said in an October 29 statement from the clerk's office.

Early voters in Arizona, Nevada and Texas already outnumber the total number of voters in the previous midterm election, according to McDonald, and other states are expected to far exceed the usual turnout rate for a non-presidential election.

ME residents 18 and older can still register to vote, even on Election Day.

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Colorado ranks number one in the nation in voter registration, with 90 percent of eligible Coloradans registered.

"For a mid-term election, it probably is a record for us", said Toni Chieffalo, coordinator of elections in Ohio County.

Election workers in Ohio County had hoped to break the 4,000 early ballot mark before the close of early polls Saturday, but the ending figure was just 20 voters shy at 3,980. If your county does not participate in the CWPP, you can only vote at the voting precinct assigned to you. But you will need to provide ID later for your vote to be counted.

McDonald said he believes most ballots will be counted by 11 p.m., but that all ballots may not be counted till midnight or 1 a.m.

If you don't have an ID, you can still cast a provisional ballot.

Can I register anywhere else?: Yes, the county has three Election Day registration centers at the DeKalb County Administration Building, 110 E. Sycamore St., Sycamore; Holmes Student Center on the NIU campus in DeKalb; and the DeKalb Township Building, 2323 S. Fourth St., DeKalb.

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