Clerks are saying that Tuesday's turnout could top 2016.  Signs point to more people voting in next week's midterms.

Mid-Michigan clerks say the number of absentee ballots they've issued for the upcoming gubernatorial election rival exceed the number typically issued for a presidential election.

If absentee voter interest signals overall turnout, that could hold true at the polls, too.  "Which would be remarkable," said Charles Ballard, a Michigan State University economics professor who works with the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research.

According to the Lansing State Journal, signs point to a new precedent.  As of Tuesday morning, more absentee ballots were issued in Ingham County than were issued before the 2016 presidential election.