IL sees jump in turnout for early voting

Posted November 05, 2018

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.

With election day Tuesday, turnout at close of business on November 1 stood at 881,715-far higher than the prior high of 702,437 at this point in the 2014 midterm election, and only slightly below the 899,128 ballots cast at this point in the 2012 presidential election.

Because of the nature of postal delivery, Toulouse Oliver encourages any voter who is considering making an absentee ballot request today to consider voting in-person during early voting hours on Friday or Saturday or to vote in-person on Tuesday.

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

Iowa's statewide early vote numbers are on track to match or surpass 2014 levels. "I love seeing the parking lot fill up, it's wonderful". It's important to remember: you legally do not need any form of identification to cast your vote in IL, unless you are registering for the first time or changing your registration.

The statewide turnout four years ago was 50.5 percent, the October 30 story said. Through Thursday, early turnout was 217 percent of what it was in 2014. The increased turnout of young voters aged 18-29 could be a major boost for Democratic candidates in the two traditionally Republican states as the youth vote favors the democratic party.

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There are more than 13 million registered voters in Florida. Those developments make it easier to cast ballots and are created to boost turnout. She shares another consistent complaint is how some amendments voter multiple topics without a clear focus that could more easily help voters make their decisions.

The Charlottesville and Albemarle Voter Registrars would like to remind voters who have applied for and received a mail absentee ballot, and who have not yet voted and returned their ballot, that time is growing short.

Voters with no party affiliation had turned out at a rate of 23.6 percent, or 9,970 of 42,110 registered voters. Voters there showed their intensity past year in their governor's race, with record absentee ballot requests and returns and a solid turnout for both parties.

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For more information, contact The Elections Systems offices at 773-1021 (St. Croix) or 774-3107 (St. Thomas).