Dems Lead Early Voting

22 Million Have Voted Early, Nearly Half Democrats
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - OCTOBER 29: Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a rally to support Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin Mandela Barnes on October 29, 2022 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Evers and Barnes, who currently serves as the state's lieutenant governor, are both facing close mid-term races. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • More registered Democrats than Republicans have cast their ballots early just over a week before Election Day, and more than 22 million people have already availed themselves of opportunities to vote.
  • In the 23 states with party registration data, 45% of early voters were registered as Democrats, while 33.3% of early voters were registered as Republicans, according to the U.S. Elections Project, which compiles early voting data.
  • Far more Democrats have voted by mail than Republicans; for in-person early voting, which is not available in every state, more Republicans have cast ballots than Democrats.

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