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

Even absentee ballots by mail are up 35 percent.

Early in-person voting started Thursday, and the final day is Saturday from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m.at county election board offices across the state. There's plenty of evidence that both major parties' bases are enthusiastic, but a frequent Election Day voter being so excited that they vote early doesn't change the math.

31, it's too late to request a mail-in ballot. The voted ballot must be returned and received by the supervisor of elections no later than 7 p.m. on November 6, according to the Florida Division of Elections. The offices are located at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold. Turnout during presidential election cycles is typically much higher than for midterms.

The campaign trail is heating up as Election Day draws closer and that means more and more people are turning to mail in and early voting.

You can also check the League of Women Voters guide for a list of candidates on your local ballot, and candidate surveys (where candidates responded). If the voter does not have the absentee ballot with them, they will be issued a provisional ballot which will be counted after the Electoral Board has confirmed that their mail absentee ballot was not received and counted. Voters who come to the polls without a photo ID will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot if the voter signs a sworn affidavit or returns to the election office by noon the following Monday with his or her ID.

The surge is due in large part to an increase in overall voter registration. About half of those new voters were newly registered. "Numerous voters who participate in early voting are chronic voters taking advantage of the convenience". "In Albemarle County we have had several polling place changes during the past year. We'll need more parking and more people working".

  • Jon Douglas