Saturday, November 4, 2017

Davidson shattering totals for recent cycles in early voting

With early voting ending on Saturday, a couple of things are certain for Davidson.  This 2017 race will have higher early turnout than the entire vote total in 2015.  The early vote in 2017 will also be at least 3 times the early vote total in 2013.

By the end of Thursday, over 1000 early votes had already been cast or had ballots requested by Davidson voters.  With Friday totals at Cornelius Town Hall showing over 500 ballots cast and Saturday yet to come, it is very likely Davidson sees between 1300 and 1500 total early votes.

It is hard to know how much this increased early vote will cannibalize the election day turnout, but as reported earlier there has been a high percentage of new/infrequent voters so far this election.  Through Thursday that was running at about 50% of early voters.  Assuming more regular voters turnout as expected and with the heightened focus on this election in general likely to continue strong new voter turnout, Davidson could be looking at significantly higher turnout overall than normally seen.

Last chance early voting is today from 10am - 1pm at Cornelius Town Hall.   Grab a friend and head to the polls.  Vote to be the change.

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