IL sees jump in turnout for early voting

Voters cast their ballots in a polling station in Lexington Ky

- A handful of voters in Guilford County, North Carolina, reported their ballot decisions on touchscreen voting machines were recorded incorrectly during early voting, which began October 17.

The high number of contests in the November 6 election means San Diego County voters will be getting a two-card ballot, with races listed on the front and back of each card. More than 592,000 voters with no party affiliation have voted.

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

In Robertson County, Clerk Joanie Jolly expects voters turnout of about 40 percent, she said.

Federal law protects against such crimes as intimidating or bribing voters, buying and selling votes, impersonating voters, altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, and marking ballots for voters against their wishes or without their input.

No. 1: Bring your vote-by-mail ballot between now and Election Day to your local polling location and ask to trade it in for an in-person ballot.

The ballot drop off station on Bannock Street in downtown Denver on Election Day 2017.

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

Central College political scientist Andrew Green says that's despite a smaller window for early voting this election. If that held through Election Day, it would be a huge number.

And the latest numbers show this could be a record setting turnout of early voting, which ends Saturday, November 3, according to the Florida Division of Elections. Members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians had sued over the requirement, arguing that street addresses aren't always assigned on reservations and the requirements discriminate against Native Americans.

Voters can cast ballots at county election board offices where they are registered from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturday. There are now 30,524 active registered voters in the city and 78,253 in the county. There's lots of news we want to cover for you but we need a bigger staff and better equipment. maybe even a desk for our YouTube Shows!

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