Early voting began Monday and runs through Friday for the primary runoff elections. It appears that Republican turnout statewide is falling below the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, which featured higher profile statewide races. Democratic turnout statewide may be ahead of the 2012 and 2014 runoffs, despite the absence of a high-profile statewide race. Ballot-by-mail appears to be the driver of turnout in both parties’ runoffs, comprising 91% of the Democratic and 83% of the Republican turnout in the counties for which we have data.

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