More than 600,000 early, absentee votes cast

Posted: 11/01/2008 by Floyd in Labels:

Voters vote in mass on this election cycle, great, participate in the process it is great to hear so many are getting in on the democratic process, it looks as though this election will shatter some records.

"The lines were just enormous," Clark County Registrar Larry Lomax said. "They were just like Disneyland lines. It went way over what I hoped for."

"There's so much attention given to this election, and so much interest," said Gov. Jim Gibbons. "This has been a two-year presidential campaign, and there are a lot of people who don't want to miss voting, which is good."

In the Las Vegas area, in Clark County, more than 431,000 early and absentee voters had cast ballots by late Friday. That's 53 percent of all active voters in the county, Nevada's largest. Democrats accounted for 51 percent of the ballots while Republicans had 32 percent.

In the Reno area, in Washoe County, about 120,000 people had voted early or by absentee ballot by late Friday, or 52 percent of all active voters. Of the total, 45 percent were Democrats and 38 percent were Republicans.

More than 62,000 people had voted early as of late Thursday in the state's 15 other counties. A breakdown by party affiliation and absentee figures weren't immediately available for those counties.

More than 600,000 early, absentee votes cast


  1. Gran says:

    I sent my votes in 10 days ago!

  1. Floyd says:

    Hey no fair you beat all the lines, we have to wait till Tuesday.