Another nice example of how early voting rapidly increases once it’s made easy and once parties begin to take advantage of it.
According to this story from the
San Jose Mercury News, 44% of all votes cast in California are expected to be cast other than on election day.
Pre no excuse absentee balloting: 5%
No excuse absentee (2002): 25%
California recall election: 30%
2004 Election: 33%