County clerks predict voters turnout for Tuesday

Oakes, in late October, just as early voting was getting underway, predicted roughly 60 percent voter turnout for this year's General Election.

When early voting started strong two weeks ago, Stewart said she and the election commissioners expected the numbers to taper off. The offices are located at 300 Halls Mill Road, Freehold.

Almost 1.29 million GOP voters have cast ballots, compared to almost 1.23 million Democrats. "On Election Day you go to your home precinct to vote".

The campaign trail is heating up as Election Day draws closer and that means more and more people are turning to mail in and early voting.

Comparing this year's 6,804 total early voters to 2016's 7,523 highlights the rising attention people have been paying to recent events and politics.

Yet, the presence of 12 proposed constitutional amendments, which include topics ranging from gambling regulation to voter rights to greyhound racing, concerns county elections officials. 717 voted at the county's election commission office, and workers received 21 absentee ballots Thursday. It's important to remember: you legally do not need any form of identification to cast your vote in IL, unless you are registering for the first time or changing your registration. There are now 30,524 active registered voters in the city and 78,253 in the county. By Friday, the county had recorded 260 walk-in absentee voters and had answered 150 mail-in request.

In Mecklenburg County, Michael Dickerson, director of the Board of Elections expects the early voting numbers to double 2014's by Saturday. There's lots of news we want to cover for you but we need a bigger staff and better equipment. maybe even a desk for our YouTube Shows!

To find your Onslow County polling place, visit onslowcountync.gov/373/Board-of-Elections and click "Find Your Polling Place" under "Quick Links".


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