The Hill: Voting begins in battle for Senate

Voting is officially underway in the midterm elections.

Election Day isn’t until Nov. 4, but a total of 36 states and the District of Columbia allow some form of early voting in person or by mail. Iowa’s early voting began on Thursday, and North Carolina, Colorado, Arkansas, Ohio, Louisiana and Georgia will allow ballots to be cast in the coming weeks…

Both parties are spending money to get out the vote.

“By the time we’re wrapped up, we’re going to have hundreds of people that are out there knocking on doors,” said Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Jeff Kaufmann. He said the state GOP is spending more than $1 million on targeted mailings, paid volunteers and phone calls to boost early voting.

The RNC, meanwhile, has launched a Voter Pledge application on Facebook that allows people to announce their intention to vote and then challenge three friends to do the same.

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