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Early voting in Florida surges past 2014 totals

Early voting in Florida surges past 2014 totals

In Unicoi County, Election Administrator Sarah Bailey said the 4,047 early and absentee voters was leaps ahead of 2014, but fewer than the 4,800 early votes for 2016's presidential election. With a predicted turnout of 30%, that means only 35,000 voters may be heading to the polls on Election Day. More than 592,000 voters with no party affiliation have voted.

Voters in the Tulsa area will choose a replacement for Jim Bridenstine, who resigned to take a job as the head of NASA.

Republicans, as of that day, still had a turnout advantage over Democrats, but it was 2 percentage points, compared to 7 points at the same point in 2014, according to the paper, which was the year Scott beat Democrat Charlie Crist by 1 percent for the governor's office. As it stands today, out of the 24,024,621 early votes and absentee votes already cast, 43 percent have been cast by Republicans, while 41 percent have been cast by Democrats.

Even absentee ballots by mail are up 35 percent.

Mail absentee ballots can be returned by the voter by mail or by a commercial delivery service (e.g., Federal Express, UPS), or by the voter personally, but not by another person or a personal courier service. That put the county just shy of 36 percent turnout with two full days of early voting, and Election Day itself, to go.

Early voting ends Saturday, Nov. 3.

Crude oil is doing something it hasn't done in years
Front-month Brent crude oil futures were at $77,18 a barrel at 0518 GMT, down 16 cents, or 0,2 percent, from their last close. US sanctions on Iranian crude oil exports would take effect on November 4, prompting more countries to cut imports from Iran.

As of Wednesday, 43 percent of early voters are Republican and 41 percent are Democrats.

Election officials previously reported a surge in voter registration to record levels.

If you want to avoid the rush and cast your ballot before Election Day, you have plenty of options.

- Voters in Missouri who do not bring a valid photo ID to the polls will not have to sign a sworn statement after a state judge set aside that requirement.

Native American voters down 87.5%.

More voters are casting their ballots early ahead of the November 6 midterm elections. About half of those new voters were newly registered. "We'll need more parking and more people working".

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