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Poll: Majority of Americans will vote early in person or by mail

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(NBC) — A new NBC poll reveals majority of Americans will not be heading to the polls on election day...because they'll have already voted or will be mailing in their ballots.

More than 37,000 people took the survey.

Of those who took the survey, 52 percent of adults say they will vote early — with 19 percent saying they’d vote early in person and another 33 percent saying they will vote by mail. About a third of adults, 33 percent, say they will vote in person on election day and another 11 percent say they might not vote at all.

There’s a stark difference in voting plans when broken down by party affiliation, however. Fifty-four percent of adults who identify as Republican or lean that way say they will vote in person on Election Day while just 22 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaners say the same. Democrats are much more likely to vote by mail — with 50 percent saying that’s their plan for November, versus just 18 percent of Republicans who say they’ll mail in their ballot.

Another 21 percent of Republicans say they’ll vote early in person and 21 percent of Democrats agree. Independents are much more likely to track with Democrats: 20 percent of them say they’ll vote in person on Election Day, 13 percent say they’ll vote early in person and 29 percent say they’ll vote by mail.

To see more results of the survey, click here.

NBC News

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