MA to begin offering voters early voting option

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More than 300 Monroe County voters have already cast ballots in this year's election, according to the registrars office.

Several of the students on campus will be voting for the first time and told Channel 9 that they're not concerned about lines, but excited to have their voices heard.

Starting on October 20, all North Carolina counties have to open at least one location for early voting. "A lot of people are using (early voting) now because it's fast". Early voting typically favors Democrats, so Republicans are making a big push to get their loyalists to the polls. Since the printing of the Voter Instructions, the county has added one new 24-hour box at Garden Acres Park in Longmont. Many counties are offering no evening hours, making access hard for people who work one or more jobs. Towns under 10,000 people qualified with three hours on the weekend.

Voters who are physically incapacitated and voters who care for physically incapacitated persons who can not be left unattended may vote absentee.

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Buckley agrees. "You just never know what your schedule's going to be like or what might happen in your life that would prevent your from being able to vote on election day". You can register and vote right on site.

On the back of the yellow envelope that contains the completed ballot-by-mail is a white label that contains the voter's name, address and a bar code used to verify the ballot. If the voter doesn't have such a form with them at the time of voting, they will be presented with a certificate of identity to sign, under the penalty of perjury, that they are who they say they are. All 67 Florida counties will be offering early voting from October 29 - November 5, 2016. For many people in the region, the voting process starts Wednesday. Advance ballots will not be counted until election day. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Voters can cast their ballot at any of the polling sites if they are registered to vote. The state doesn't allow unrestricted early voting, but residents can still vote early by providing an excuse and receiving an absentee ballot. Clerks will begin mailing the requested early ballots on Monday. If that seems like a no-brainer, remember that there will be federal and state races on the ballot, as well.