Will early voting change campaigns? (Has it done so already?)

A story in today’s NJ Courier-Post speculates about the change that will occur in NJ politics as a result of the new permanent absentee balloting law.  They speculate that campaigns will have to get their ads out earlier, run them longer, and can’t hold last minute surprises until the end.

Some scholars, notably Bob Stein of Rice University, have also been examining the impact of early voting on campaigns and campaign spending.  I’m seeing Bob at a conference in Portland in two weeks, so I’ll report more at that time.