Early voting totals up in Madison County

Posted 10/27/20

In accordance with national and state trends, early and mail-in voting totals are up 5% in Madison County from the overall percentage of the county’s votes in 2016. The county has over 800 more registered voters than they did four years ago, according to Madison County Election Administrator Janet Boone.

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Early voting totals up in Madison County

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In accordance with national and state trends, early and mail-in voting totals are up 5% in Madison County from the overall percentage of the county’s votes in 2016. The county has over 800 more registered voters than they did four years ago, according to Madison County Election Administrator Janet Boone.

As of 5 p.m. Monday, the county had tallied 3,607 early and mail-in votes from the county’s 7,834 registered voters. Just 2,890 total ballots were submitted early or via mail during the 2016 election, with another 1,470 coming on Election Day itself.

The 2020 election is on track to break national records in terms of voter turnout with just three days to go until Election Day Nov. 3.

According to the U.S. Elections Project, a voting turnout tracking database run by University of Florida professor Michael McDonald, Americans had already casted 66 million early ballots, 19 million more than were cast prior to the 2016 election.

According to The Texas Tribune, 7,357,840 people (43.4% of all registered voters in the state) had voted in person or by mail through Oct. 25.

The 2020 election’s early voting period was extended by one week due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A surge in mail-in ballots have also contributed the higher early voting totals in the state.

Early voting for the Nov. 3 election began Oct. 13 in Madison County and has taken place Monday through Friday and will continue until Friday.

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