Huge turnout expected across state for elections

Larry Hoffman
November 7, 2018

The CEO of Democratic data company TargetSmart, Tom Bonier, told Politico that early voting could reach over 40 million once all the votes are counted, and noted that a high number of non-typical voters have taken part in this year's elections, many of whom voted for the first time.

As you go out today to cast your vote, there are many things you need to keep in mind.

We don't know what the votes are, but we do have some insight into the turnout.

Type "Where do I vote?" into Google.

Just under 8.1 million Ohioans are registered to vote, and Ohioans requested more than 1.2 million absentee ballots before Tuesday.

For election information, local voters may call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683. Your polling location depends on where you live.

You are not allowed to wear any campaign apparel to the polls, and no cameras are allowed to be used while voting.

"In the primary, we had 488 cast ballots cast - so it has increased a bit", said Hancock County Clerk's Office employee Barb Ross.

Just in case Election Day creeped up on you, here are just a few tips for folks who are making a plan to head to the polls on Tuesday. He said that wasn't a huge number, proportionally, and was about the same as had been observed in previous elections.

At the close of voting Sunday evening, about 70,454 residents had voted early in person, and another 32,200 had sent in vote-by-mail ballots, Wycoff said. Four years ago, in the 2014 Midterm Election, 12,540 Vote by Mail ballots were issued, Colabella said.

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Tomorrow is finally Election Day. Or you can cast your vote in person using a paper provisional ballot.

"I think it's one of the most important elections for any of us", congressional candidate Kara Eastman said.

You can find your polling at the Secretary of State's website under "Where do I vote or drop off my ballot?".

Of the ballots issued for this election, there were 15,479 issued to registered Republicans; 11,175 issued to registered Democrats and 11,825 to unaffiliated voters.

This is how you can check to see if your vote was received and accepted. A second surge of voters is expected around lunchtime, and then polls will be "very busy" from around 4 to 7 p.m., when many people will be getting off work, Suleman said.

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