Jackson County Election Board asks voters to know the ballot

Jackson County Election Board asks voters to know the ballot

In the first three days of early voting, almost 1.4 million Texans in the state's 15 largest counties - including more than 154,000 Tarrant County residents - voted in person and by mail, according to the most recent state election records. Some counties - including Reno and Ford - opened their walk-in sites October 20.

The uneven rollout of early voting sites came after a federal appeals court ruled the GOP-controlled state legislature illegally sought to boost its advantage with ballot access rules meant to discriminate against minorities, who predominantly vote Democratic.

New this year is satellite early voting in Howard County.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO VOTE EARLY, CHECK THE WAIT TIME PRIOR TO LEAVING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE - Wait times at each of the ten Early Voting Centers in Montgomery County are updated in real time at www.777vote.org. These drop-off locations are not early voting locations, but for mail ballots only. But many Democratic-leaning counties reduced the number of polling stations in the first week, a likely factor in the decline.

The Republican advantage in Florida may be slipping away as Democrats turn out to vote early.

"Although rumors of "vote switching" in Texas are rampant, we found only one case in which a report was investigated, and it was found to be unsubstantiated", the rumor researching website said.

On the flip side of the "vote flipping" controversy, a voting machine in Bryan County, Georgia, has been removed from service after the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported to election officials that it was "flipping" some votes intended for Clinton to Trump. Early ballots for other counties or states should be mailed and should not be dropped off at Coconino County polling places on Election Day. The 2008 election is still the largest voter turnout in El Paso County Elections history.

Indiana Governor, and Republican vice-presidential nominee, Mike Pence has been echoing presidential nominee Donald Trump and his claims that widespread voter fraud may be rigging the election against the Republican ticket. "They are not required to give a reason for voting absentee", Turner said.

With only two days of early voting data available, it's hard to make grand assumptions of what might happen during the entire early voting period.

Willie Sanders, 54, brought his 19-year-old son, and both voted for Clinton. Trump said in a post on Twitter on Thursday. "And I'm doing anything possible and everything possible".

In Johnson County, the "onslaught" from early voting comes at the same time election workers are trying to process a backlog of 9,700 voter registrations, many that came in just two days before the October 18 voter registration deadline, Metsker said.

This year's numbers are troubling for Republicans.

Shanley had an "I voted" sticker, but those voting by mail like Dirks don't receive a sticker.

While there is no early voting in the state, voters do have an opportunity to submit an absentee ballot. Republicans have cast 29 percent, while unaffiliated voters account for 24 percent.

Another interesting fact Channel 9 learned was that turnout among African-Americans, a crucial voting block for Hillary Clinton, is down compared to the same point in 2012.

In 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama became the first Democratic presidential candidate to carry North Carolina since Jimmy Carter in 1976. Early voting has grown more popular around the country.

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