According to statistics from the U.S. election officials, Catalist, and Edison Research, over 9M early votes have been cast across forty American constitutional political entities. Early in-person balloting remains on pace with 2018, the highest midterm elections turnout in the nation’s history, across the U.S. states where Catalist, a Washington-based for-profit corporation that operates a voter database, has statistics for both cycles. Edison Research is a proven source for accurate & timely countrywide vote tabulation.
However, it is still too soon to say whether the total turnout will surpass 2018, as voting behavior might have significantly shifted in recent past years. On October 25, the project tallied 9,384,208 pre-election ballots, of which 2,550,377 were in-person votes and 6,833,831 were mail-in votes returned thus far. That is an increase of 1.3M ballots over 24 October, when the tally was 8,018,219.
On 17 October, an information source for the U.S. Electoral System, the US Elections Project, has counted 2,030,730 pre-election ballots, including 188,615 in-person votes and 1,842,115 returned mail-in votes.
According to the University of Florida Professor of Political Science, Dr. Michael P. McDonald, who also maintains the Election Project, several American states have begun pre-election balloting within the last week. That has led to an increase in pre-election ballot counts. And according to Michael McDonald, the 2022 voter turnout is still to be higher than usual for a general election that is held around the midpoint of the US President’s 4-year tenure.
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The southeastern U.S. state of Florida continues to have the highest count of early votes cast, with about 1.4M ballots. Around ninety percent of those were mail-in ballots. Some of the counties in Florida state open up pre-election balloting this week; however, all political subdivisions are necessitated to begin by October 29.
Furthermore, according to the Chief Operating Officer at Georgia State Secretary, Gabriel Sterling, the western U.S. state of California was the second constituent political entity with over 1M votes cast, and the southeastern Georgia state exceeded a million by the middle of October 25.
And nearly 0.64M early ballots have already been cast in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where two candidates for American Senator – GOP nominee Mehmet Cengiz Oz, who is a Turkish-American TV presenter and politician, and John Kari Fetterman, a US Politician and a Democratic member – met tonight for their only formal discourse in the state’s Senate race.
According to the pre-election data from reliable sources, Democratic voters in Pennsylvania make up 73 percent, while nineteen percent of voters have been GOPs, as of Tuesday. So far, eighty-eight percent of voters in Pennsylvania have been 40-year-old or above.