Rejection of Mail-In Ballots in Some States Sparks Growing Concern

05 November, 2018, 02:30 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Early voter turnout strong across state

In all of the key states NBC News has been following, early vote counts for so far this year (Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas), the six-day-out total is higher in than it was in 2014.

"We are clipping right along", County Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes said Friday morning.

The high number of contests in the November 6 election means San Diego County voters will be getting a two-card ballot, with races listed on the front and back of each card. Similar increases in early voting numbers were reported in Cleveland and Tulsa counties. Registrar employees will also give out "I Voted" stickers.

The statewide turnout four years ago was 50.5 percent, the October 30 story said. According to NBC, the current turnout is looking more like a 2014 electorate than it is a 2016 electorate. 717 voted at the county's election commission office, and workers received 21 absentee ballots Thursday.


But with an open Senate seat thanks to the retirement of Republican Bob Corker, voters are more than eager this year. Democrats saw a 52.6 percent turnout with 20,417 ballots cast. She shares another consistent complaint is how some amendments voter multiple topics without a clear focus that could more easily help voters make their decisions. "Numerous voters who participate in early voting are chronic voters taking advantage of the convenience". Among lower-key elections, however, participation seems to be slightly higher among registered Democrats, which McDonald suggests could be a effect of voters channeling discontent with national politics into their local races.

Voters with no party affiliation had turned out at a rate of 23.6 percent, or 9,970 of 42,110 registered voters.

If you already mailed in your absentee ballot and want to make sure it made it to your local elections office, here's how you can track it.

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