Election results could take weeks as more than 44 million Americans voted early

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — More than 44 million Americans have already voted ahead of the polls even opening Tuesday.

That’s according to data from the United States Elections Project, which is still missing data from five states as of midnight.

Only 39 million ballots had been cast at this point during the 2018 midterms.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says it’s important for all of us to be patient, as many election workers will likely be overwhelmed.

A lot of states don’t even begin counting early votes until after polls close on election day, so finalizing results could take several days or even weeks.

There’s potential for this to be a record setting day given the high turnout already reported, depending on how many people vote in-person.

Here in Lancaster County, polling sites are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The election commissioner says they’ve recruited and trained more than 1,000 poll workers who will help make sure every vote gets counted correctly and efficiently.

If you’re still not sure which polling site you need to head to today, you can find out here.

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