With an open congressional seat, so many close races, and the makeup of the Montana legislature and the Supreme Court at stake, Montanans are volunteering in droves and eagerly awaiting the results of the 2014 election. But one thing is already clear: turnout will be high.
The Missoulian reported this week that as of two days ago, 60 percent of absentee ballots had already been returned.
“In all, 145,677 Montana voters have returned the absentee ballots out of the 241,713 people who requested them.”
That’s worth noting because it means that turnout is already high in Montana–and the election is still four days away.
The New York Times reported this morning that early voting numbers look good across the U.S., which is:
good news for Democrats. The early-voting surge gives them a chance to pull off upsets in crucial states, particularly if they continue coaxing new voters to the polls in the final week of the campaign.
According to the Montana Secretary of State, Montana consistently has one of the highest voter turnout rates in the U.S.
As the Missoulian reported, “671,224 Montanans have registered to vote so far this year, and those who haven’t can register up until 8 p.m. on Election Day.”