Over One-Fifth of Voters, More Than in 2000, Plan To Vote Early

    Twenty-two percent of America’s registered voters say they have already voted or plan to vote before Election Day, the University of Pennsylvania’s National Annenberg Election Survey shows. In a comparable period in 2000, 19 percent of registered voters either planned to vote before Election Day or had already voted.

    Five percent said they have already cast their ballots, and another 17 percent said they planned to vote by absentee ballot or by going to an early voting station. At this point in 2000, 4 percent had already voted and another 15 percent said they planned to vote early at this point in the campaign.