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Early Voting Increases Turnout 2 to 4 Percent, Boosts Voting Among Minorities

Click here for reuse options! "Convenience voting" remains controversial because it typically draws out Democrats. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 37 states now offer voters some way to cast ballots early and avoid lining up at the polls on Election Day. These options are popular. About one-third of voters made use of them in the 2012 election.
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