Early In-Person Voting Has Started In VA, IA, and OH
Matt | On 02, Oct 2012
Despite the wave of absentee balloting for the November election that has begun in parts of the country, this week is still a milestone in the campaign.
Early in-person voting is underway in a couple of swing states, including Iowa and Ohio. These are two big prizes that pollsters and politicos have been keeping watch on. Virginia also started its early voting process as of September 22.
This is important for a few reasons. First, early voters are special to candidates because they can lock in their decisions well in advance of any “October Surprise” or changes in polling. It also gives the candidates more time to focus on undecided voters and those who may not want to vote at all.
Not every state has the early voting option — including a few battlegrounds such as Michigan, New Hampshire, and Pennsylvania.
As the campaigns march on toward November 6, you’ll hear a lot of their surrogates pushing people to get to the polls. Trust me, they know what they are doing. This is the time when the candidates might as well just LIVE in the battleground states because they are trying hard as hell to win them.
ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW:
If your state offers early in-person voting, will you participate?
Or, will you wait until November 6 to cast your ballot in the General Election?