Record Numbers Cast Early Ballots In Nevada
Las Vegas, NV (AP/KXNT) – More than 700,000 Nevadans cast ballots during early voting in advance of Tuesday’s general election, with nearly 50,000 more Democrats voting than Republicans.
Secretary of State Ross Miller says 56% of the state’s 1.2 million registered voters took advantage of the two-week window for early voting that ended Friday night.
He says that’s up from the 53.7% turnout during early voting in the 2008 general election. Nearly 650,000 Nevadans cast early ballots that year.
Breaking down the numbers, 307,877 Democrats, or 44% of the state’s registered Democrats, have already cast ballots, compared with 259,913 Republicans, or 37% of Nevada’s registered Republicans.
Miller says he’s not surprised by the heavy early voter turnout because it has gone up each election since he became secretary of state in 2007.
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