More than 50 million Americans have already cast their general election ballots with a week and a half until Nov. 3, according to a survey of election officials by CNN, Edison Research, and Catalist.
Voters in the 48 states and DC with pre-election vote data available are already setting records as they seek to cast their ballots either by mail or in-person where available.
Around 55% — more than half — of those pre-election votes come from CNN’s 16 most competitively-ranked states, which will most likely determine who will win the presidency next month.
The 50 million ballots cast so far represents more than 36% of the more than 136 million total ballots cast in the 2016 presidential election. Some voter information comes from Catalist, a company that provides data, analytics and other services to Democrats, academics and nonprofit issue-advocacy organizations and is giving new insights into who is voting before November.