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Early Voting

Early Voting Starts Today: When, Where & How To Do It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago mayor's race may seem like it's only just heating up, with Rahm Emanuel's candidacy officially ratified last week. But citywide elections ...

ELECTION UNDERWAY: Early Voting Starts Next Monday

Chicago Breaking News | October 6, 2010 5:35 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois voters who don't want to wait until Election Day can head to the polls starting next week. Some early voting sites will open Monday throug...

Electoral Reform: 1 Page 9 Points

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Since the year 2000, when I watched in horror as Al Gore took the dive and played dead in Florida (the theft was exposed three months before the fact ...

2010 Turnout and Early Voter Forecasts

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

I am forecasting that 41.3 percent of those eligible to vote will cast a ballot in the 2010 election and that 28.8 percent of those votes will either be cast in-person prior to Election Day or by mail.

"Latinos Divided on Immigration." Headline-grabbing? Yes. Accurate? Hardly.

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

In the battle to categorize Latinos, something always gets lost in translation. Some want to see this community as a monolith that's either aligned o...

A Late Democratic Early Voting Surge in Nevada

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Party registration is only a clue to how a voter will vote. A registered Democrat is free to vote for Sharron Angle. However, these late breaking in-person early voting numbers must be encouraging for Harry Reid.

What Does Early Voting Tell Us About the State of the Election?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Where are we on early voting and what does it tell us about possible election outcomes? There are some interesting developments within key states that provide clues as to who is currently ahead in some races.

My Awesome Experience Voting Early

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
John Wellington Ennis

This slide show is a cautionary tale for those who might miss out on the awesomeness that is early voting.

Is Today Your Last Chance To Vote In The Midterms?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The midterm elections are exactly one week away, but today could be your last chance to vote in them. For residents of Chicago who are not yet regist...

Does Early Voting Show Republican Enthusiasm?

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Nate Silver has posted an analysis of early voting partisan registration statistics, in states that report them, drawing upon a story by Molly Ball in Politco. Here are the three most damning errors in Nate's and Molly's analyses.

Four States Where Obama Hopes to Mobilize Early Voters

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

The Democrats are using President Obama to rally early voters, and to recruit volunteers to help with the early-voter ground game. What remains to be seen is if the Democrats' organization can match the Republicans' enthusiasm and money.

One Wisconsin Now Encourages Voters To 'Turn Off The Hate. Get Out The Vote' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Progressive group One Wisconsin Now is out with a new web ad encouraging people to counteract the voting enthusiasm coming from Tea Party groups, cons...

Early Voting: Over One Million Served

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

What do the numbers tell us so far? For one, early voting continues along at a strong clip. If early voting continue at this pace, some states and localities appear poised to easily meet or exceed their 2008 levels.

Iowa Democrats Returning Mail Ballots at Higher Rates than Republicans

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Something is afoot in Iowa. Not only have nearly 120,000 voters already cast their ballot, registered Democrats are returning their mail ballots at a higher rate than Republicans in nearly every Iowa county.

Early Voting Off to a Fast Start in Democratic Areas of Ohio

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Something special is going on in Cuyahoga and Franklin counties. Other places around the country are reporting low single-digit early voting rates. In contrast, more than 112,000 votes have already been cast in these counties.

Your Guide To Early Voting In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Election Day is just three weeks away. Those three weeks will be packed with door-knocking, phone-banking and millions of dollars of TV advertising ai...

Early Voting Underway

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Believe it or not, voters have already begun casting their ballots for the 2010 midterm elections, as early voting has dramatically increased in recent years.

Early Voting Numbers Tank: Down Considerably From 2008

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the 2008 primary, voters stood in long lines to fill out their ballots early. This year--not so much: early voting is down considerably. Those w...

School Gardens Across The Nation, And A Resource List For Starting Your Own

Halle Tecco | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Halle Tecco

School gardens are an excellent way for children to get to know fresh fruits and vegetables, supplement classroom instruction, and just plain spend more time outdoors.

"We Need Help!": The Health Care Clip Every American Should Watch

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Feldman

As the battle heats up to pass meaningful health care reform with a robust public option, a video has emerged that captures the raw emotions of Americans suffering under the cruelty of the current system.

The Nastiest Four-Letter Word

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

The ballooning amount of debt at all levels, plus the public's determination to honker down and borrow less, is a lingering economic killer.

Remittances To Latin America, Caribbean Nations To Decline This Year After A Decade Of Growth

McClatchy | Lesley Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- The slumping global economy is slowing the amount of money that migrant workers send home to their families in Latin America and the Car...

Early Voting Turnout Light In Emanuel Replacement Race

Chicago Tribune | John McCormick and Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The first three days of early voting in the 5th Congressional District special primary featured only 839 Democratic ballots cast in Chicago....

Early Voting Machine Complaints In West Virginia

The Charleston Gazette | Paul J. Nyden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A few voters from different counties continue to experience problems with electronic machines during early voting. Eleven early v...

Stolen Election from Alaska?

Shannyn Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shannyn Moore

We're supposed to believe that overall participation decreased by 11%. This historic election both nationally and for Alaska had the lowest Alaska turnout for a presidential race ever!?! Something stinks.