“We really have three elections going on at once,” says Gronke. “We have one big election but three kind of regional elections. In the West … half the ballots overall come in by mail. … Colorado will be 75 percent of the ballots by mail. California may be between 50 and 60 percent.”
“Then in the Southeast you have kind of a balanced system, where about one third of the ballots are coming in ‘no excuse’ absentee, another third will be cast early in person … and then the other third at the polling place” on Election Day.
“And then you have the Northeast, where people still stand on street corners. They wave signs with their coffee, and they vote on Election Day.”