Transcript for By the Numbers: Voter Registration
Today is national voter registration day and this year interest as you can imagine is high in an election of a likely be like no other switch a look at the 20/20 vote. By the news voter turnout could search of 115 million this election the highest rate since nineteen knowing according to election expert Michael McDonald. About 267000. Americans have already voted in the twenty Tony election in just a handful of early voting states. And more than 62 point four million Americans have requested or will automatically receive mail in ballots which means about half 50% of all twice swing votes could be mailed in. That's compared to 24%. Who voted by mail in 2018. New voter registrations drastically fell last spring during the lock downs but they're now starting to rise Texas for example. Has added more than one and a half million voters since 2016. About double the new registrations during past election cycles. And social media companies they are stepping up an estimated two and a half a million Americans. That's already registered to vote for FaceBook insert random messenger according to FaceBook. And they helped to increase that number to four million in what the company says is the largest voting information campaign in US history.
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