With a week to go before Election Day more than 3 million voters have already cast ballots in the battleground state of Florida.
The Charlottesville and Albemarle Voter Registrars would like to remind voters who have applied for and received a mail absentee ballot, and who have not yet voted and returned their ballot, that time is growing short.
With Election Day just four days out, Richardson's office claims that ballot returns for 2018 have surpassed the prior records for midterm turnout at this stage in the voting process - climbing almost to the level of the 2012 presidential election.
The voter turnout for November 2016 was 72 percent, while the turnout in November 2014 was 48 percent.
Early voting ends Saturday, Nov. 3.
Duplin County has one early voting site: the Board of Elections at 160 Mallard Street in Kenansville.
At least 28 states have surpassed their 2014 early votes. Turnout during presidential election cycles is typically much higher than for midterms.
Almost 1.29 million GOP voters have cast ballots, compared to almost 1.23 million Democrats.
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Registered Democrats accounted about 53 percent of early votes a week before Election Day. About half of those new voters were newly registered.
Obviously, the interest in 2018 has far exceeded the interest of the 2014 election, the last time Republicans were said to have won big.
Republicans accounted for 34 percent. Along with all the traditional absentee voters, well over 1.7 million people had voted as of Friday. Can not attend the polls because of the tenets of the voter's religion, or 6.
That said, at least in Georgia, the racial and gender breakdown of the new voters bodes well for Abrams, who is trying to spike turnout among nonwhites, women and millennials.