Voter turnout is hot a day before Election Day

Posted November 07, 2018

The line was out the door at the election office in downtown Des Moines Monday as early voters take advantage of their final day.

"I always vote", Alspaugh said.

In Salt Lake County, the state's most populous, Clerk Sherrie Swensen said her office has already seen record turnout for a midterm election, with 52 percent of voters already having returned ballots. If you prove your residency to the elections office within a week, your vote will be counted. Here at TNW, we want to make sure you all get out there and do your civic duty, so we've compiled a list of resources to help you get to the polls today.

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"Inactive voters are still registered voters", says the state board's web site. Whether it's your first time voting or you haven't voted in a while, states are full of obscure and inconsistent laws that can make voting either a breeze or unnecessarily challenging. Henson says that's where the dozens of other data points attached to most of us come into play.

The two observers will be making sure the state is complying with the law, and if there are any issues, that those can be fixed as quickly as possible, making it easier for voters during election day. "The number surpasses the previous highest amount which was issued for the 2016 Presidential election". The report says the most common reasons given by nonvoters who didn't cast a ballot were that they were too busy, or had work schedule conflicts.

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap has predicted turnout as high as 65 percent, a robust figure for an off-year election.

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"We have had problems like that in the past", Johnson said.

- Tuesday, Nov. 6 is Election Day. Light rain didn't seem to dampen voters' enthusiasm at a community center in Minnetonka, a suburb west of Minneapolis Tuesday where about 15 people were lined up to vote as the three polling places opened. The only difference for voters using those ballots is that they will fill out a paper ballot with a pen or pencil instead of electronically, and those ballots will be counted along with the electronic votes this evening.

If you get a provisional ballot, here's what will happen, according to the state legislatures conference. You Should. Here's Everything You Need To Know.

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If your polling place is not accessible, you can vote at a nearby accessible poll.