November 1st, 2010
John Dinan, associate professor of political science, discusses election turnout. “We’re seeing voters becoming more comfortable with early voting. They like it. They feel comfortable about it. What we don’t yet know is whether they’ll turn out to vote to a greater extent overall. Usually about 60 percent of the people turn out in presidential election years, only 40 percent, at most, turn out in midterm years. We don’t yet know whether that 40 percent number will actually be any higher or lower this year.