The State Board of Elections announced today that early voting turnout ahead of Tuesday’s Primary has already surpassed early votes cast in the most recent non-presidential primary year: 2010. Counties report early voting totals at 199,904 as of 2 p.m. Friday, compared to 172,972 votes cast over the 17-day early voting period in 2010. This represents an overall increase in turnout of 0.8% over 2010, adjusting for increased registration.
“We are encouraged by the strong showing despite severe weather across our state,” said Executive Director Kim Westbrook Strach.
The 2014 primary is the first election cycle under a compacted 10-day early voting period, which ends Saturday at 1 p.m. Operation schedules for early voting sites are posted online.