Published: Mon, November 05, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Oregon's Midterm Voter Turnout Approaching Presidential Election Level

Oregon's Midterm Voter Turnout Approaching Presidential Election Level

Jones says, "There have been 11,000 ballots cast already during early voting, which is about 8.6% of the 128,273 total registered voters in Calcasieu".

Voter turnout in Tuesday's General Election could range anywhere from 30 to 50 percent, according to predictions from local county clerks.

As early voting draws to a close, voter turnout in St. Johns County still appears on track to beat 2014's midterm election numbers and may even beat one official's earlier prediction.

The high volume surprised the Election Commission and caused parking problems at the Princeton Arts Center, one of the county's three early voting locations.

A poll released Monday by the Institute of Politics at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government found that 40 percent of young voters plan to vote in the midterms, with 66 percent of them saying they plan to vote for a Democratic candidate.

In Carter, 9,722 people have voted so far, more than double the 4,252 votes in 2014. More than 6.6 million voted early or voted by mail in the 2016 presidential election.

- Some 10,000 voters received mailers from the Missouri Republican Party with incorrect information about when their absentee ballots are due.

In states that require party registration, Democrats have cast 41 percent of the early ballots, compared to 36 percent for Republicans.

Early voting ends Saturday, Nov. 3.

Tarrant County voters shattered local records this year, casting ballots at a faster rate than in any elections except the 2016 presidential race.

- 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. If that held through Election Day, it would be a huge number. Tell the clerks that you need a free ID for voting purposes and they will move you to the front of the line.

That said, at least in Georgia, the racial and gender breakdown of the new voters bodes well for Abrams, who is trying to spike turnout among nonwhites, women and millennials.

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