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Explaining the psychology behind early voting

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File photo: A stack of vote-by-mail ballots sit on a table prior to being sorted at the San Francisco Department of Elections January 24, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Early voting has already begun in some states, and across the country, as many as 45 million people could cast their vote well before November 6th.

A lot of people find early voting more convenient, but one of the concerns with it is that you cast your ballot, and then something happens that changes your mind. In a tight race, could uncertainty sway people against it?

A Martinez looks into the psychology behind early voting, who does it, and which party benefits from it.


Chris Mann, professor of political science at the University of Miami
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