RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Over 2.8 million voters cast their ballot early in-person and by mail during last year’s presidential election.
Those numbers have dropped a little this year – likely due to lower overall turnout since no national races are on the ballot – with 1,142,155 cast as of Halloween. That’s still leagues above early voting in the last gubernatorial race in 2017, when just 195,634 ballots were cast early.
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Across the commonwealth, in-person early voting, where polls open for limited hours in the weeks leading up to the election, was far more popular than early mail-in voting.
|Locality||# of Early Votes per 1,000 Registered Voters|
Chesterfield County had the highest rate of early voting in the region, with just over a quarter of registered voters choosing to cast their ballots early so far.