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Early Voting Draws Hundreds to Cast Ballots

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Early Voting Draws Hundreds to Cast Ballots

According to the Marion County Election Board, more than 1,200 people came into the Clerk's Office Monday to cast their ballots.

This election there is more than 136,000 registered voters in the county, which is almost 7,300 more registered voters than in the 2012 presidential election. Another 31,507 ballots had been cast by people registered with minor parties and 188,191 by Floridians without any party affiliation.

There has been a steady stream of mail ballots (formerly called absentee ballots) coming in to election offices. Unlike previous years, voters are unable to participate in early voting at the Lee County Supervisor of Elections office.

The early-voting law, signed in 2014 by then-Gov.

The early voting period continues through November 4.

Early voting gets underway at 7 a.m. this morning in Dallas County, and an hour later in Tarrant, Collin, and Denton counties.

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While there is no early voting available in SC, residents can vote now only if they meet one of 15 reasons to vote absentee. Early voters said Monday they were not anxious something could happen between now and Election Day that could affect their decisions. Otherwise, you can vote on Election Day, Nov. 8. "Government record, an envelope that has your name on it, a bank statement, your recent utility bill, bring it to the polls and we'll do everything we can legally to help make sure you can vote", she said. "At the end of the day, even though it's been an acrimonious, highly contentious presidential contest, I think what we're seeing is that the American people are going to get engaged and they're going to vote".

In-office absentee voting ends November 7 at 2 p.m. In-office absentee voting hours are 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. through October 28, 8 a.m.to 4 p.m. October 29 and November 5, 1 to 5 p.m. October 29 and October 6 and 8 a.m.to 7 p.m. October 31-Nov.

"Early voting is available to all registered voters, you do not have to give a reason why you are voting early", Election Board Secretary Larry Wilkinson said.

Because of early voting periods, some states already have begun their election process, and today West Virginia joins that list. Records show 463,959 Republicans and 443,502 Democrats have returned their ballots.

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