More than 10.5 million Americans have already voted in the general election, according to an analysis of voting information in 41 states from CNN, Edison Research and Catalist.
More than six million of those ballots come from the 16 states rated most competitive by CNN this cycle.
This data does not predict the outcome of any race, as polling around the country shows Democrats prefer to vote early or by mail, and Republicans prefer to vote in-person on Election Day.
With three weeks until the Nov. 3 election, the ballot returns so far represent a small percentage of the expected number of ballots to be cast in 2020. President Trump and Hillary Clinton garnered about 130 million votes combined four years ago.
Pre-Election Day ballots cast nationwide are expected to rise quickly as the country moves closer to November. By the end of the week, ballots will be available in all 50 states and Washington, DC.
Detailed pre-election voting information comes from Catalist, a company that provides data, analytics and other services to Democrats, academics and nonprofit issue-advocacy organizations and is giving new insights into who is voting before November.