According to Cliff Rodgers, the county's top election official, local voter turnout is 5.5 percent higher than the 2008 presidential election. After six days of voting, 41,229 folks have cast ballots early. At this point in 2008, some 38,958 had voted.
“Many voters have made up their minds and want their voices to be heard in this election,” he said in a released statement and in a no-doubt attempt to lure people to the polls early, so on election day he can be in bed by midnight (heh.). “If you've made up your mind, avoid the lines on Election Day and go vote this week.”
He also said that the election commission expects longer lines at early voting locations next week as folks will wait until the last minute.
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