Historically most midterm elections are like a drought. Not many people focus on them because it’s not a Presidential Election Year. However, that has not been the case this midterm go-around. As of today November 5th, 2018, one day prior to Election Day there has been an increase of 61% Nationally from the last midterm election in 2014. One thing to also look at is that only 37 States have some form of early voting.
Florida and Texas have both experienced this phenomenon by breaking their records in a way that some would think that this had been a Presidential Election. In Florida with a US Senate race that is neck and neck, the early voting turnout is 38% of the register voters or right at 5.1 million ballots cast. In Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, early voting is twice as much as the 2014 midterm early voting, and for the whole state, it has almost reached that point.
In Texas where Ted Cruz is fending off his Senate Seat to Robert Francis (Beto) O’Rourke the early voting count has hit an all-time high and that doesn’t include any mail-in ballots that have come in. In the 30 largest counties where 78% of the voters in Texas are at there has been an increase of 47% of early ballots from the 2014 midterms and 37% of the registered voters have voted. Also, 4.9 million early votes in the 30 counties have come very close to the early voting in the 2016 Presidential Election.
In Terry County, there have been 1722 early votes cast or 26% of the registered voters. Again, this does not include any mail-in ballots, these are all cast ballots that are in the ballot boxes. Tomorrow is Election Day 2018 in the United States of America. This is one Liberty and right that we have the privilege of doing. Go vote and let your voice be heard!