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Early voter turnout strong across state

In Texas, there are almost five times as many votes from those under 30 years old as compared to the 2014 election.

"Politics entering almost every facet of our lives is (helping drive) the turnout", said Allan Saxe, an associate political science professor at UTA.

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During the last midterm election, almost 3.19 million Floridians cast their ballots before Election Day. In the 2014 midterm, that number was 186,654.

These numbers don't include mail in ballots.

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Meanwhile, battleground states like Texas - where progressive candidates like Beto O'Rourke have threatened to unseat Republican incumbents like Ted Cruz - have seen record-level early voter turnout ahead of Election Day. Voters can cast ballots at county election board offices where they are registered from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturday.

At the top of this year's ballot is the U.S. Senate battle between Republican incumbent Ted Cruz and Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke. "In Colorado, we want to make it as easy as possible for people to vote".

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The Voter Service and Polling Centers across the state will be open through Election Day, except for Sunday, Nov. 4.

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