roadbikeRob saidI have never considered doing the early voting. Don't you have to meet a certain type of specific criteria in order to vote early
I think these days, it all depends on what state you are in.... I heard that in Illinois, but it is the same in KS this year (early or the day of).
I just hate waiting in line.
Yes, the State determines the voting policy, though is some cases of past voting abuses the Federal government & courts may have a monitoring & approval role. This is particularly true in some southern States with histories of discrimination & intimidation against Black voters.
Some States do handle early voting as a form of absentee balloting by mail. Other States simply open the polls early to all qualified voters. In Florida our early in-person voting began today, but only in a reduced number of selected polling places. The full number of voting places will not open until the traditional election day. On the other hand you may do early voting anywhere, whereas on election day you must vote in your local assigned polling place, in our case a library.
But for now our nearest early voting location is the Wilton Manors City Hall. We drove by it twice today, but the line went around 3 sides of the building, and we can't stand outside for that long. Since we're retired we plan to try voting on a weekday, probably around 10 AM when many people will be at work.
Naturally we're voting the Democratic Party ticket. And also against every ballot initiative, all concocted by the Republican majority in the State legislature. And all worded to confuse and seem to be the opposite of what they are. So that voting NO on an amendment for religious freedom is actually voting FOR maintaining separation of church & state.