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Midterm election turnout numbers turning up across Sumter

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THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE VIA AP The Pittsfield Mass. City Hall is packed with voters on the last day of early voting in Massachusetts

THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE VIA AP           The Pittsfield Mass. City Hall is packed with voters on the last day of early voting in Massachusetts

Cold rain didn't deter people in Victoria, Minnesota, as voters waited in line to submit their ballots. Early voting numbers sit at 223,548 - up 96 percent from the 2014 midterm election.

There has already been a significant turnout for the midterm election in Minnesota. As of last week, 737,157 absentee ballots were cast - 560,111 by mail and 177,046 in person at designated early voting centers.

In recent years, we have becoming increasingly concerned with the integrity of elections in our nation ... and the very first step in safeguarding electoral integrity is to ensure that only those who are registered to vote actually cast ballots.

No matter which side you are voting for, it's clear voters across Washington are energized.

For election information, local voters may call the Tarrant County Elections Office at 817-831-8683.

"States that offered same-day voter registration at the time the National Voter Registration Act was enacted" in 1993 are exempt, the legislatures group said.

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"I think it's one of the most important elections for any of us", congressional candidate Kara Eastman said. These are some of the issues volunteers said they hear voters are facing when ABC News spoke with them last week. But as the June primary proved, things can also go wrong. Polls in both West Virginia and OH will open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Early morning problems Tuesday at several polling places in Lucas County resulted in a number of voters being turned away and asked to come back later, which was a mistake by poll workers, according to the Lucas County Board of Elections.

"It's always more hard when more voters show up", McDonald said. Just on Monday, she said absentee voter turnout was heavy - an estimated 1,200 to 1,500 ballots were cast.

If your polling place is not accessible, you can vote at a nearby accessible poll.

This is how you can check to see if your vote was received and accepted.

The right to take time off work to vote without losing pay, personal leave or vacation time. "They will affect about 15,000 people, and much better to know that you're going to the right place before you go there", Washburne said.

You can view a sample ballot by using the My Ballot tool at mnvotes.org.

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