(BUSINESSWEEK) — As Republican nominee Mitt Romney works to regain momentum in the final weeks before the Nov. 6 presidential election, time is pressing. Election Day essentially starts this week in Iowa.
Voters in Ohio similarly can begin casting ballots on Oct. 2, in North Carolina on Oct. 18 and Nevada on Oct. 20. In total, six of the nine top battleground states will have early, in- person voting under way by the third debate between Romney and President Barack Obama on Oct. 22.
That means the candidates could deliver the best debate performances of their careers and it would be too late to sway the votes of a growing slice of the electorate.
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