There are 39 days left in this election and things are already starting to heat up here at NationBuilder. Since our last update, we have refreshed DC, Texas, West Virginia, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, North Dakota, Utah, Virginia, Wyoming, and Kansas with 2016 registration and vote history information (where applicable). Absentee and early voting have already begun in some states, which means we have already begun collecting and processing the data. If you want to run a cutting edge campaign using absentee and early vote returns then visit www.nationbuilder.com/vbm for more information. Also, don’t forget to check out the voter file updates page for live updates.

Fun Fact: Why do we vote on Tuesdays? During the mid-1800's America was an agrarian society, farmers traveled by horse and buggy. Voters needed a day to get to the county seat, a day to vote, and a day to get back, that didn't fall on a market day or a day of religious worship. So in 1845 Congress passed a bill declaring all presidential elections to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November which met with American voters travel needs and the electoral college's requirements. Tuesday was extended to national house elections in 1875 and federal elections in 1914.

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