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Early Voting Already Exceeds Record Levels

Early voting is proceeding at a record pace, with 14 percent of registered voters saying they have already voted, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. That exceeded the 13 percent who told the 2000 Annenberg Survey in post-election interviews that they voted before Election Day.

Another 11 percent, in the polling conducted through Wednesday, said they planned to vote before the rest of the country goes to the polls next Tuesday. At this point in the 2000 campaign, 11 percent told Annenberg they had already voted and another 9 percent said they planned to vote early.