Early Voting On Track With 2014 Levels, Democrats Boost Turnout

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Lewis County Clerk Glenda Himes said 15 voters came in her office by mid-afternoon on Friday to cast absentee ballots.

Election Day is Tuesday and polls will be open from 7 a.m. -7 p.m.

- Some Texas voters reported that balloting machines changed their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting.

Trends in Florida's early voting suggest a surge in young voters, a group that historically has low turnout in midterm cycles.

The voter turnout for November 2016 was 72 percent, while the turnout in November 2014 was 48 percent.

In past presidential years, two-thirds to three-fourths of voters cast early ballots, de Leon said.

Voters can still request an absentee ballot for the general election by submitting an application directly with the county clerk through today.

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- A judge has ordered Tennessee's largest county to allow people with incomplete voter registration applications to fix any problems and vote on Election Day.

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).

Tuesday, November 6: General Election Day, polls are open 6 a.m.to 8 p.m.

Central College political scientist Andrew Green says that's despite a smaller window for early voting this election.

Almost 840,000 early ballots, a record, had been cast as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the state Board of Elections. Voters there showed their intensity a year ago in their governor's race, with record absentee ballot requests and returns and a solid turnout for both parties. About half of those new voters were newly registered. If that held through Election Day, it would be a huge number.

The spike in turnout appears to be driven in part by Hispanics, according to an analysis, de Leon said.

According to Whitehurst, people who want to register to vote will need to bring paperwork with their name and address on it to confirm their information.

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