Montgomery County extends hours to receive absentee ballots
Nov 01 2016 by Irving Hamilton
2016 promises to smash records for early voter turnout, but there won't be a means to compare 2016 to past early voter turnout until the election is over in November.
It is in stark contrast to polls held earlier this year, when the prospect of Trump failing to emerge victorious in the race for the White House was something no true-blooded Republican would even begin to contemplate.
Use our interactive story to find out what percentage of the voting age population was purged from voter rolls in the run-up to the 2012 general election (between 2010 and 2012). A vote for every candidate of that party in every race on the ballot will automatically be cast. This was nearly on par with the national voter turnout rate, which was 79.6 percent that year. The third-largest county, Guilford, had one site for almost 360,000 voters during the first week, but is adding another 24.
With the official polling date now less than two weeks away, these are most definitely interesting early indicators, but the BBC correspondent was quick to point out, really, that's all that they are.
Sheila Crane, an advocate of early voting, drove a van filled with people to the polls Sunday as a member of Omega Baptist Church.
However, nationally, turnout was 62.5 percent that year.
It's not odd to vote early; it's becoming more routine all the time.
The national turnout rate for the 1992 election was 58.1 percent. For example, in 2013, Colorado joined Washington and OR as a vote-by-mail state.
As of Friday, 12 states-including Louisiana-had provided data on early voters by party registration, though states do not reveal the exact number of votes cast for the candidates. This machine is only used a few times per election and it is used by those that have a hard time reading the small print on the ballot. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, similar voter restrictions are impacting residents in 15 other states. If Hillary Clinton piles up big margins in early voting, it could leave minimal drama for election night.
At least 21 million people have voted so far across the country. Do not let traffic or schedule conflicts prevent you from arriving at the polling location with sufficient time to vote. A voter must be in line by 7 p.m.in order to vote.
Early voting is already underway, and different media outlets are taking a crack at predicting the outcome based on what has already happened.
For those still skeptical of the election results, Brown says she could care less about who Loudouners are voting for.
Speaking at a rally in Tampa, Fla., on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton told the story of a leukemia patient named Steven who "ditched his oxygen tank", as Clinton told it, to vote early.
"I personally do not like politics and I lot of people would say then I'm not in the right job, but I think that makes me flawless for this job because I don't care one way or the other who wins the election so to speak on a whole", Brown said.
"We can not get distracted by all the noise in the political environment", Mrs. Clinton urged voters on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. reminding them that three million Floridians had already voted. They can ignore rulings they dislike and suppress minority votes easily.