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Early Voting and Absentee Voters Update

January 25th, 2008 by flanews

More than 500,000 voters have already cast a ballot for Tuesdays primary. The Secretary of States office says that 361,000 people have taken advantage of early voting. Another 211,000 have already mailed in their absentee ballots. Secretary of State Kurt Browning is predicting a higher turnout for this election cycle compared to 2004.

I think that its a convenience,” Browning said. “I think thats really the only reason people vote is because they can vote on their time schedule and not some given date in a 12 hour period. I dont think its really been proven that it doesnt do anything for voter turnout. These people that vote early are going to be the ones who voted on January 29th. But I do think that with the numbers were seeing that we will probably meet or exceed the 20 percent turnout that we had in 2004 for the presidential preference primary.

Early voting ends Saturday.

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