Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Early Returns Show Low Turnout, Republicans Dominate

The Buzz will be publishing a regular update on the 2014 turnout.  The estimate based on voter turnout in 2010 is about 2.2 million voters (72% of active voters of 2.9 million). The returns of 518,000 as of Friday, October 2014 are below what would be expected a week into the election (18%).

Although each election is unique in its turnout pattern, given the attention on voting in the 2014 election and the universal mail-back ballot, it was assumed about a third of voters would return ballots the first week. Ballot mailing began Tuesday, the day after Columbus Day, October 14.

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