From Polk County, NC local officials estimate as many early voters this year (a midterm contest) as in the 2004 election.
From Denver, CO the county director estimates that more than half the ballots will come in early (in person and absentee).
From Racine, WI the number of absentee ballots already exceeds the total received in the 2002 gubernatorial race.
The area surrounding Chattanooga, TN, in contrast, reports heavy but not record breaking early turnout. County officials speculate that voters are “getting used to” early voting.