Record Number of Voters Cast Early Ballots

Record Number of Voters Cast Early Ballots

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vote-button-lrgAll eyes are on what happens Tuesday at U.S. polling stations, but across more than 30 states, millions of people already have cast their ballots.

Early in-person voting has spread to 31 states, while 30 states also have relaxed absentee-ballot rules, giving them out for convenience without requiring voters to provide an excuse.

“It is estimated that almost 26 million Americans will have already cast their ballots in the 2010 midterms by the time polls open across the country tomorrow,” writes the National Journal in a feature Monday, “up from 19.8 million in 2006.”

(Read more in the Wall Street JournalAnd, don’t forget to VOTE!)