After shattering the record for early voting in a midterm election, SC voters are hitting the polls on a soggy Election Day to decide who represents them in local, state and constitutional races. In 37 states where early voting is offered, Americans can vote in person before Election Day.
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Among the big issues arising early Tuesday were questions about whether many of those voters were still properly registered, according to Google Trends. Check with your local election office for hours.
Lowell and Malden - which are among the more diverse cities in the state - made the list of 35 places in 19 states where the DOJ said it will scrutinize polling stations. All polling places will be open today from 7 a.m.to 7 p.m.
There are over 400,000 registered voters in Ocean County: 135,733 are registered as Republicans; 87,022 registered as Democrats and 182,853 are undeclared voters. 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.
"We did encourage people before Election Day to stay patient", he said.
On the other hand, some argue voters already have ample options to vote that don't involve showing up at the polls on Election Day.
"There certainly has been a lot interest in this election", Wyckoff said Monday morning.
Perhaps your name's not on the voter roster or you ended up at the wrong polling spot. For perspective, the early vote total in the 2014 midterms was 28.3 million, and over 83 million people voted in the election overall.
Instead, a new election law has kept the clerk's office busy, Colabella said. The deadline to return a ballot through one of the county's ballot drop boxes is 8 p.m.
"You will need to bring a photo ID and you will need to bring proof of residency, like a utility bill or something like that", Hall said.
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"I was just talking to one of my co-directors, and she said that they're expecting record-breaking numbers nationwide, so we're pretty excited", Kelch said. It's your right to ask to cast a provisional ballot if any issue arises at the polling place.
The figures bode well for Election Day turnout on Tuesday.