Voter turnout stagnant in Waterloo region, dips in Guelph

Arturo Kim
October 26, 2018

"Get it out of the way because you may end up in a line if you wait til the last weekend to vote at early vote sites".

Morris encourages residents go ahead and cast their ballots during the early voting period. Penney said he also voted for a ballot measure legalizing casinos in four Arkansas counties.

Smaller counties also saw big turnout.

"It's a state election, although we have had a lot of calls (inquiring about early voting)", Patricia Dolan of the North Attleboro Elections Office said.

But does this mean a heavier turnout on Election Day? "Most of the time it was extending down the hallway".

Voter interest in this year's midterms is higher than usual - at least 92 percent of eligible voters in Travis County have registered to vote. There are more than 8 million registered voters in OH - the highest number since 2008.

For the 1st District race, voters should rank incumbent Democrat Chellie Pingree, Republican Mark Holbrook and independent Marty Grohman. "From a political standpoint, I think there's just as much energy that we've seen in presidential years".

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"I'm pleased with Trump and I like Ted Cruz", Alvin said. Three of those early voting locations, however, were shuttered for hours in order to address the issue. It's in-person absentee voting; contact your local municipal clerk's office for dates, hours and locations for early voting, as these change from place to place throughout Wisconsin.

Minnesotans are voting early in record numbers. O'Rourke briefly ducked into the tent and spoke with the supporters.

"Some of us are saying, 'Wow, this is nearly like a presidential election, '" said Latham, who also serves as the York County registrar. Other states that changed significantly for the better during that timeframe were West Virginia, California, Louisiana, and CT.

"We were expecting it", Rosales said.

At the Loop Super Site, 175 West Washington Street, voters were in line today by 9 a.m.

The increased enthusiasm came with some hiccups. Outgoing Gov. Rick Scott is challenging U.S. Sen. Early voting runs through November 2. At some polling locations, election workers were understaffed and overwhelmed by the turnout, leading to long wait times, Castro said.

Voter Registrars Association of Virginia president Walt Latham says registrars aren't taking chances. "We've never seen something like this kind of an early start to the polls in a North Carolina mid-term election, so we may be comparing apples to watermelons". "It's actually gotten easier, since so many people are voting early". Financial supporters play no role in the Tribune's journalism.

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