Filed under: Election 2008, Local Government and Politics, State Government and Politics, Strategy and Tactics
Well, for some people anyways. That’s right, early voting has started in many states, including right here in Virginia, the mother of Presidents. From USA Today:
Residents of Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia are among the first in the nation eligible to vote in person, as well as by mail. During the next few weeks, at least 34 states and the District of Columbia will allow early in-person voting for Nov. 4 elections.
Experts such as Paul Gronke of the Early Voting Information Center predict nearly a third of the electorate will vote early this year, up from 15% in 2000 and 20% in 2004. In closely contested Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, about half the voters are expected to cast ballots before Election Day. Florida could be 40%.
“It’s a sea change,” says Rosemary Rodriguez, head of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. “This is a little bit astounding.”
In recognition of the official kick-off of election 2008 (not CAMPAIGN 2008–that started almost two years ago), we have launched a voter assistance page on our official website. If you believe that you may have trouble getting to the polls on Election Day and would like to request an absentee ballot or a ride to the polls, please visit that page for more information. It is fully our intention that every Republican vote is counted on November 4th to carry Shenandoah County BIG for John McCain, Jim Gilmore, and Bob Goodlatte.
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