When Was Election Day 2008?


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Election Day 2008 in the United States was on Nov. 4, 2008, with voters choosing between presidential candidates Barack Obama and John McCain. During the 2008 Election Day, the turnout rate was recorded as 62.3 percent, with approximately 132,588,514 voters from an eligible population of 212,720,027.

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Before Election Day, nearly 31 percent of the voting population had cast their ballots as either an absentee or early voter. During the 2008 Election Day, more than half of all states in the United States conducted a form of early voting. Prior to Election Day, both Democrats and Republicans actively encouraged early voting among their constituents.

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