Early voting in person begins tomorrow (Monday) and runs for 12 days through November 2.
Turnout on Day 1 includes all mail ballots received up to and including that day. That, combined with initial enthusiasm of people wishing to vote as quickly as possible, causes Day 1 to be one of the highest early vote days.
Turnout on Day 1 has increased each of the last three gubernatorial election cycles. In 2014, a record 241K early votes were cast in the 15 counties with the most registered voters, an increase of nearly 62K from 2010 and nearly triple the number of votes cast on or before Day 1 in 2006.
The chart shows early votes cast each day for the 2006, 2010 and 2014 general elections. For reference, the 2016 general election is also shown. More votes were cast on and before Day 1 in 2016 than in 2006, 2010 and 2014 combined. We’ll update this chart with each day’s numbers as they are reported to the Secretary of State.
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