Early Voting Turnout Exceeds That of Four Years Ago

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Historically, Democrats tend to vote early at higher rates than Republicans, who are more likely to have a larger turnout on Election Day.

In Ohio, polls are open from 6:30 a.m.to 7:30 p.m. Voters in Ohio should also be prepared to provide ID. As of Friday afternoon, state numbers show returned ballots are about 96 percent of the way to the 2014 totals.

In Rockford, 6,735 votes had been cast through noon Thursday, said Stacy Bixby, executive director of the Rockford Board of Elections. Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards said many voters lack a full understanding of the amendments they are voting on. Central College's Andrew Green says that's showing up in early voting.

Almost 840,000 early ballots, a record, had been cast as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the state Board of Elections.

There are more than 13 million registered voters in Florida, where the governor's office and a Senate seat are in play. Voters which have registered in the county total 1,756.

Though still outnumbered by more than 2 to 1 in terms of registered voters, county Democrats appear be making some strides in pushing turnout.

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In contrast, for people 65 and older who had voted early and in person, about 7 percent didn't vote in 2016.

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

You do not have to bring your voter registration certificate with you to the polls, but a photo ID is now required to vote in-person in Texas.

If you do not have a photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one by Election Day, you can fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration at the polls and provide supporting documentation.

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