Midterm Election Day: Cast your vote and make your voice heard

Cheryl Sanders
November 7, 2018

Voting day is here in the United States.

The number of early voters is breaking records.

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Clark County typically has had a lower turnout rate for midterm elections.

Local congressional candidates weighed in with their opinions on early voting. If there's bad weather or an emergency comes up.

"They just need to go to the polls with two forms of identification that show who you are and where you live, such as a driver license plus a utility bill or bank statement", Lee said.

Jordan Kelch with the Jefferson County Board of Elections, says this year's turnout could break national and local records.

In response to the issues, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson called for the resignation of Ryan, saying voting should not be this hard. "We really need everyone to stay as calm as they can and to participate in the process and we'll do our job on our end".

"A portion of the increase in Vote by Mail ballots can be attributed to the new election law signed by Gov. Murphy and implemented earlier in the fall which mandates that a vote by mail ballot be issued to all those that were issued them in the November 2016 general election", Colabella said.

She attributed the rise to the political parties pushing absentee voting more now than in previous elections. This was more than triple the early votes in May.

"Having that power was weird", Corey Peterson said.

Sanchez admits this midterm is the first time he's voted since 1974.

"A lot of people feel strongly about the politicians one way or another", Doug Schmitz said.

Others also realize the importance. But if you forget your ID, you're still in luck.

"I parked far away and ran over here because the long line was actually on the street", voter Pam Ferro said.

"When you have higher turnout and you have more paper passing through the system, you're gonna have some issues", BOE Executive Director Michael J. Ryan, a Queens County Republican, told NY1 in a video posted to Twitter.

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